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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Sue Field ('09-'10)

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/institute/fellows/field.html

2009 - 2010 Recipient

Sue Field

Capstone Project

Cultural Competence of Nurses in a Rural Clinic Setting

Sue’s doctoral capstone project includes testing methods to support nurses’ development of cultural competence. She designed a Discussion Guide to facilitate "lunch and learn" sessions for nurses in clinic settings. The Discussion Guides accompanied DVD's that were created by Stratis Health of Minnesota and featured interviews with Health Care Specialists of the Somali, Hmong, and Hispanic/Latino cultures. Her comparison study examines results from one clinic where DVDs with Discussion guides were used and another clinic where only the DVDs were used. The comparison study will evaluate whether viewing Cultural DVD's with discussion increases cultural competence levels more than viewing Cultural DVD's alone.