December 21, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Rebecca White, a Mount Saint Mary College nursing graduate student, presented “Increasing Cultural Competence of Home Infusion and Home Care Nurses” at a networking event in December.
Rebecca White, a Mount Saint Mary College nursing graduate student, recently presented her research “Increasing Cultural Competence of Home Infusion and Home Care Nurses” at the “Healthcare and Immigrant Populations: Letting Our Voices be Heard” networking event at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
“Cultural competency is a prevalent issue in all areas of nursing, education, practice, and research,” said White. “Home infusion nurses have a responsibility to include culturally competent practices in the care they provide.”
White reported on an educational program provided at a home infusion agency in the lower Hudson Valley. A structured, U.S. federal health care agency, nurse-oriented program was administered to eight voluntary nurse participants to increase cultural competency.
“A comparison of pre-intervention to post-intervention data demonstrated a 65.71 percent increase in posttest mean scores of nurse participants,” White noted.
The event was a collaboration between the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) Northeast Chapter and ten other organizations, including the Mount’s Mu Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society for Nursing.
White also presented her research at the Mount’s Graduate Nursing Research Symposium on November 29, 2017.