Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

First Advisor

Rebecca Beck-Little

Abstract

This Capstone Project examined the effect of virtual-learning on the cultural awareness of nursing students. A convenience sample of 125 students enrolled in the advanced health assessment course in the Registered Nurse to Bachelor in Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program were included in the sample for this project. Of the 125 students, 53 completed pre-test surveys were submitted, resulting in a response rate of 42%, and 43 completed post-test surveys were submitted, resulting in a response rate of 34%. Descriptive statistics and measures of central tendencies were used to compare the overall mean score for the responses of students to the Cultural Awareness Student (CAS) pre-test and post-test surveys. Overall total CAS mean scores, of perceived cultural awareness of students, demonstrated to not be statistically significant in awareness in relationship to the virtual-learning experience. However, students rated their general experiences of cultural awareness significantly higher.

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