International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
22 (15 pages)
The purpose of this study was to explore the development of cultural competence in a group of university nursing students in the context of an interactive substance abuse prevention project attached to a health promotion course with 414 racially diverse high school students. The project provided opportunities for contact, interaction, and reflection. A descriptive approach was utilized to elicit the meaning attached to the experience. Data included written content from an exit survey, field notes from onsite debriefings, transcriptions of a focus group interview, and an analysis of theoretical papers. Findings indicate that when university students participate in an urban teaching project under conditions of diminishing anxiety and are given opportunities for reflection, they not only increase cultural competence but they also develop a sense of advocacy. Recommendations are made for building community partnerships to enhance cultural competence.
Original Publication Citation
Ott Carol, H., Doyle Lynn, H., & Tarantino, S.-L. (2004). The impact of an urban outreach teaching project: Developing cultural competence. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 1(1), 22. doi:10.2202/1548-923X.1050
Ott, Carol H. and Doyle, Lynn H., "The Impact of an Urban Outreach Teaching Project: Developing Cultural Competence" (2004). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 27.