Predictors of Culture Competence among Nursing Students in Riyadh City- Saudi Arabia

Deyaaldeen AL-Rababah, Imad Fashafsheh, Imad Thultheen, Mazen ALotaibi, Mohammad Nassani


Cultural diversity is one of the challenges for nurses working in multicultural communities, as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia community. Aim of the study was to investigate the cultural competence of Saudi nursing students in Riyadh city. Design: Cross-sectional. Quantitative method applied with self-administered questionnaire. Sample: Convenience sample consists of 205 participants from five private and governmental colleges collected between November 2016 and January 2017. Results: Response rate 70%, the majority of the sample were females (58%), 50% of the participants didn’t get any training regarding care for cultural diverse patients. 36 % of the sample didn’t live in environment with different cultural people. However the majority (87%) provides a care for diverse cultural patients and deal with patients from different cultures. Total scores of culture competence mean among nursing students in Riyadh city was 74.54 ± 14.9. For each item the highest mean was 3.96 ± 0.96 which related to the ability to teach and guide other nurses to display appropriate behavior.

Keywords: Nursing students, Cultural, Competence.

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