Graduation Year


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



Download Full Text (871 KB)


Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Nancy G. Owens

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Second Advisor

Jill Cornelison

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing


As America grows increasingly diverse, there is a recognized need for increased cultural competence in Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and other healthcare workers. Research has shown that when health care providers are not attentive to providing culturally competent care, there is a subsequent negative impact on the quality, safety and cost of patient care. Cultural

competency is a recognized and popular approach to improving the provision of health

care to racial/ethnic minority groups in the community with the aim of reducing health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities. The project sought to improve NPs’ and other health care workers’ abilities to provide culturally competent care through a one-hour cultural competency educational training program. Cultural competency of NPs and health care workers was evaluated with a pre- and post- training using the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) tool at a primary care clinic serving a large minority population.

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)


Included in

Nursing Commons