Presentation Title

¿Habla Español?: Spanish Education and the Culturally Competent Nurse of the Future

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Discipline

Nursing

Mentor

Cynthia Cahoon

Date & Time

April 9th at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 163

Abstract

This project is a voluntary nursing club activity to help prepare future nurses to work with Spanish speaking patients. Today there are 4 million Hispanic people living in the US. By 2060 it is projected that number will increase to 128.8 million, accounting for almost one third of the population. This creates a need for the future nurses of America to become more culturally competent and increase their confidence level when communicating with Spanish speaking patients, thereby enhancing their ability to create a trusting relationship and improve quality of care. This project will utilize pre and post tests to evaluate students on how they would feel communicating with a Spanish speaking patient before and after a basic Spanish lesson. Essential nursing assessment and important phrases will be taught and communication will be practiced with advanced students of Spanish as standardized patients.

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Apr 9th, 11:30 AM

¿Habla Español?: Spanish Education and the Culturally Competent Nurse of the Future

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 163

This project is a voluntary nursing club activity to help prepare future nurses to work with Spanish speaking patients. Today there are 4 million Hispanic people living in the US. By 2060 it is projected that number will increase to 128.8 million, accounting for almost one third of the population. This creates a need for the future nurses of America to become more culturally competent and increase their confidence level when communicating with Spanish speaking patients, thereby enhancing their ability to create a trusting relationship and improve quality of care. This project will utilize pre and post tests to evaluate students on how they would feel communicating with a Spanish speaking patient before and after a basic Spanish lesson. Essential nursing assessment and important phrases will be taught and communication will be practiced with advanced students of Spanish as standardized patients.