The Effect of a Convergence Multi-cultural Nursing Education Program on Cultural Competence and Empathy for Nursing Students

융복합 다문화 간호교육 프로그램이 간호대학생의 문화적 역량과 공감능력에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2015.10.15
  • Accepted : 2015.12.20
  • Published : 2015.12.28


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the effect of a convergence multicultural nursing education on cultural competence and empathy for nursing students. Method: This used a total of 85 samples with an experimental group and a control group and pre-and post-testing. The samples comprised of 85 third-year nursing students enrolled in the BSN program were divided into an experimental group (n=45) from college J and an control group (n=40) from college K. Results: The experimental group of students who attended a convergence multicultural nursing education program increased the level of cultural competence and empathy significantly. But the control group of students who did not receive multicultural nursing education program had no significant increase. Conclusion: The study proves that a convergence multicultural nursing education program has a positive impact on the improvement of cultural competence and empathy for nursing students.


convergence;multi-cultural nursing education;cultural competence;empathy;reflective journal


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