Cultural competency: Graduating BSN nursing students

Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Carolyn L. Cason, Ann Marie Walsh Brennan, Elizabeth Reifsnider, Faye Hummel, Mary Mancini, Carolyn Griffin

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Providing culturally appropriate care is an essential nursing competency for new graduates. Multiple curricular approaches are being used to achieve this end. When measured by Campinha-Bacote's Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competency Among Healthcare Professionals-R®, graduating students (n = 515) from six different BSN programs scored, on average, in the culturally aware range. These results suggest that no one curricular approach is proving to be more effective than another in achieving essential cultural competency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-285
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010



  • Baccalaureate nursing students
  • Cultural competency
  • Nursing curricula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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Kardong-Edgren, S., Cason, C. L., Brennan, A. M. W., Reifsnider, E., Hummel, F., Mancini, M., & Griffin, C. (2010). Cultural competency: Graduating BSN nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(5), 278-285.