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

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Title

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

Description

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.
Cynthia Cahoon

Contributor

Keene State College

Creator

Evelyn Morano

Date

2016-04-09

Identifier

https://commons.keene.edu/s/KSCArchive/item/21085

Language

en_US

Subject

Nursing

Type

Presentation

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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