Welcome! As part of the Washington State University (WSU) Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) award, we will survey advanced-level nursing students from other nursing programs about their preparation for providing cross-cultural care. We selected an adapted instrument that queries students about their perceptions of preparedness and skill to provide care for patients who are from a culture different from their own as well as their educational experiences (See Instrument tab). If your school decides to participate, we will provide you with a copy of your de-identified student data and a summary of results. Our goal is for the results from the survey to serve as a resource for participating schools, helping faculty to inform their curriculum.
Who can participate?
We welcome all Health Resources and Services Administration ANEW awardees to take part in the survey
What does my school’s participation entail?
If you would like your school to participate, we ask that you (the ANEW Project Director) or a designated lead faculty member from your school to be responsible for emailing the cross-cultural survey link to students. The survey is intended for students who are at the end of their education, preferably within a month of graduation. Washington State University (WSU) has found the best strategy is to identify a single course in which all graduating students are enrolled. We recommend giving students 10 minutes of class-time to take the survey. We would ask that you or lead faculty encourage students to participate. WSU will email reminders if participation is low. We will incentivize students to complete the cross-cultural survey by inviting them to enter a drawing for a $50 gift card from Amazon. Their contact information for the drawing will not be linked to their survey responses.
Your students’ responses are de-identified. The data will be linked to your school so that you can identify your curriculum’s areas of strength and weakness related to cross-cultural care. WSU will provide you with an SPSS or Excel file containing the raw data and a summary of your students’ responses. Your faculty can use the information to help identify any gaps in your curriculum. At the completion of the project period, WSU will also pool the data across programs and share the pooled results with participating programs. WSU has obtained IRB exempt approval for a multi-site survey.
If you are interested in having your school participate in this project, use the link below to go to the project registration page. The registration page will request general information about your school and your contact information.