Cultural Competence

This reflective paper demonstrates an analysis of the student’s own level of cultural competence based on course readings and other sources of evidence-based practice. Every nurse can find areas of development in their professional practice. The purpose of the paper is for the student to use the reflective analysis to develop a future learning plan outlining goals, strategies and resources that will lead to improved cultural awareness, sensitivity, and professional and cultural competence. 1. You are required to prepare a formal practice reflection paper. The purpose of this work is to have the student, through reflective analysis, develop a future learning plan outlining goals, strategies and resources that will lead to improved cultural awareness, sensitivity, and professional and cultural competence. 2. Students are not graded on the actual content of their assessment of their own cultural competence. Grading will be based on the depth, honesty, and concise reflective capability demonstrated by the student. Grading will also consider the organization, specificity, and realism of the student’s learning plan. 3. This work will assist the student to advance their skill of reflective practice, the mandatory component of the CNO’s QA program. Reflective practice is a foundational process used by nurses that requires rigorous and active evaluative thinking to reflect on past experiences for the purpose building knowledge (Dewey, 1933). The CNO’s mandatory requirement of nurses to be lifelong learners is built on the process of reflective practice. 4. Criteria for reflective analysis paper: a. Review the course readings regarding cultural competence. b. Identify one (1) highly significant learning experience about cultural competence and professionalism that occurred for you in your nursing practice. This experience can be either a singular event that occurred at one moment in time in either the clinical or lab setting OR a gradual, yet specific, process of learning that occurred over the term of one class. c. This learning experience can be of a positive or negative nature; however, the learning you obtained must have been beneficial for yourself, your colleagues, and/or your clients. d. Provide a clear and concise summary of your chosen learning experience. Discussion of Experience: i. Explain the significance of your experience in relation to your development of cultural competence, as well as your development as a professional. ii. What made this learning stand out in your memory compared to other experiences? iii. Be specific and detailed with regards to how this experience created learning for you. To do this, remember that learning is an act of change. e. Develop a sophisticated goal statement as to how you intend to further your learning in the area of cultural competence. Elaborate on how this learning will benefit you, your colleagues, and your clients. f. Provide and explain strategies and resources that will help you achieve your learning goal. Format: Minimum 3 pages, Maximum 4 pages, APA (6th Ed.) format. Language choice, spelling, and grammar must be appropriate to that of a regulated health professional and meet the college level.