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- diverse; multicultural; healthcare; Nursing
thesis / dissertation description
The increasingly diverse, multicultural population in the United States is offering significant challenges to nurses to provide culturally competent care. If the provision of the best possible care for all patients is the goal, nurse leaders must have the expertise and skill to lead staff through the complex problems of organizations. Nurses must possess the ability to generate solutions consistent with the organization's mission and with sensitivity to the needs of a diverse patient population. Through the interconnected processes of teaching and practice, an innovative Master of Arts in Nursing program that emphasizes transcultural nursing practice experience for leaders was developed by Augsburg College. The purpose of this project is to evaluate whether nurse leaders who have completed their Master of Arts in Nursing at Augsburg College feel competent in leading staff through high level healthcare delivery issues, specifically pertaining to equitable and effective treatment in a culturally appropriate manner.