Goals and Objectives

The goal of cultural competence training for health professionals is:

1) Mastery of specific knowledge and skills that increase their ability to provide care to diverse individuals, groups, and communities

2) Influence feelings, values, attitudes, and beliefs about others.

Cultural competency training requires learning objectives that address competencies in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains.


Objective 1: Prepare nurses to address the culture care needs of individuals, families, groups and communities at risk for health disparities by increasing the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor cultural competencies of 600 registered nurses and 100 nurse practitioners by offering a series of intensive continuing professional development programs using a train-the-trainer model, as measured by results on pre-test/post-test instruments for measuring cultural competencies.

Objective 2: Disseminate electronic and print resources on cultural competencies that are theoretically and evidence-based, best practices to at least 6,000 nurses and nurse practitioners to use when caring for diverse patients/clients.

Objective 3: Prepare 90 nurse educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to use cultural competencies in their practices, teaching, consultations, and research by completing a series of three train-the-trainer graduate level educational offerings that will prepare them for Transcultural Nursing Certification and for training faculty peers (90 nurse educators X 5 trainees = 450).

Objective 4: Improve the cultural competencies of 600 students in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs by at least 15% over a baseline, as measured by the scores of graduates on selected instruments for measuring cultural competencies.