Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Transcultural nursing theory (Leininger, 1995) goes beyond or transcends cultural boundaries, and examining and cultivates an appreciation of human beings, their cultures, histories, and values. Assessment of values, histories, needs, and expectations assists in providing culturally competent patient care. Transcultural nursing courses are an integral part of nursing education.;The qualitative study examines perceptions of 6 Associate of Science in Nursing students related to transcultural nursing experiences in college and clinical education. This study explores what influence, if any, gender has in their experiences.;The interpretive study uses semistructured interviewing during focus group and interview meetings. The interviewer solicited responses on behaviors, feelings, and knowledge related to transcultural nursing concepts. Participants maintained a diary of transcultural nursing experiences for 2 weeks. Thematic development coding techniques employed provide detailed descriptions of their experiences. Two themes emerged: self awareness and respect for individuals.;This research will aid nurse educators by explicating students' perceptions of transcultural nursing experiences.
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Susan Jane Woody Rhoades
Rhoades, Susan Jane Woody, "An exploration of perceptions of Associate of Science in Nursing students related to transcultural nursing experiences" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15642.