Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center (sriAHEC)

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Cultural Competency for Faculty & Curriculum Integration

CULTURAL COMPETENCY/ DIVERSITY WORKSHOPS, 2014

SriAHEC has organized and facilitated workshops and trainings to promote cultural competency among the College of Nursing faculty and their students as well as in the Interdisciplinary (IPE) training exercises at Brown University’s Medical School. Our ultimate goal is to enhance the ability of various health care practitioners in Rhode Island to serve its increasingly diverse population.

• Facilitated cultural competency workshops for faculty to insure learning environments that are welcoming for diverse students, including the Pathways to Nursing scholars

  • SriAHEC in collaboration with the CON Diversity Committee organized workshops on Race/Ethnicity; LGBTQ issues and identities in 2012; and Disability in spring 2014). We obtained 15 min. in CON Faculty meetings to continue cultural competency training in fall 2014

• SriAHEC formed the joint URI Health Sciences Diversity Committees consortium to plan future interdisciplinary workshops, and support planning and development of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency for IPE

• SriAHEC played a key role in organizing a two-part cultural competency workshop for URI faculty in various disciplines in collaboration with the Academic Affairs Diversity Task Force (Provost’s Office) in June 2014.

• SriAHEC co-facilitated diversity workshop for URI’s Nurse Residency Program, at the College of Continuing Education (CCE) in Spring 2014

• SriAHEC proposed concrete cultural competency discussion questions to augment the IPE workshops that are held bi-annually at Brown

 

During 2011-13, sriAHEC’s director (ex-officio) served as an advisor to the CON’s Diversity Committee, and produced the following:

  • Facilitated cultural competency workshops for faculty to insure learning environments that are welcoming for diverse students, including the Pathways to Nursing scholars;
  • Developed a framework for integrating diversity into the undergraduate and graduate curriculum; and
  • Developed peer mentoring review sessions for Nursing Assessment (NUR 203) to promote success beyond the “gateway” science courses (anatomy, physiology and chemistry).

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