2nd Edition Of

Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 21 -23, 2022 | Singapore

Nursing 2021

Sripriya Gopalkrishnan

Speaker at Singapore Nursing Research Conference 2021 - Sripriya Gopalkrishnan
Sadhu Vaswani College of Nursing, India
Title : Faculty and student perception of cultural competence and its implication in nursing research


Cultural competence is essential for nurses. Nursing Faculty must demonstrate the effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice safely and effectively to the students. Cultural competence in research is necessary  to ensure ethically safe and culturally relevant research is carried out. This mixed methods study was to assess  the effect of cultural competence training on self assessment of  nursing faculty and students as well as explore their perceptions regarding cultural competence and its implications in nursing research . A convenience sample of 29 nursing faculty and 20 postgraduate students was included. Focus group discussion and structured questionnaire was  used to assess the perception and knowledge respectively.  Cultural competency training curriculum was developed to meet specified goals of understanding culturally competent  care and implications in nursing research. A two hour  teaching intervention was conducted for faculty and students related to cultural competence and its implication in nursing research. Participants completed  the Cultural competence self assessment checklist before and after the training. An increase in the cultural competence self assessment score was  observed after  cultural competence training (P<0.05).  the participants were divided into four groups for Focus group discussions. Separate groups were made students and faculty. Common themes emerging from Focus group discussions were effective communication. barriers to cultural competence, Inclusion in curriculum, Supervised practice, participant issues in research and resources available.  A critical examination of the nursing research curriculum is required to  enhance adequacy of content in terms of inclusion of Cultural competency and cross cultural study methods. Nurses need to be culturally competent, i.e. demonstrate the effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice safely and effectively in a multicultural society.a


Dr. Sripriya Gopalkrishnan graduated from SNDT university, Mumbai in 1990 and completed M Sc in Medical surgical nursing with super specialization in Oncology nursing from CMC college of Nursing ,Vellore. She received her PhD degree in 2009 from Bharati Vidyapeeth university, Pune. With over 25 years of experience as an academician, she is passionate about research and is involved in teaching research to postgraduate and doctarate students. She has published over 30 papers.