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7th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 16-18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

October 16 -18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NWC 2023

Rachael Kleckner

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2023 - Rachael Kleckner
Oklahoma City University, United States
Title : LGBTQ + Cultural competency: Implementing nurse education preparation workshops for inclusionary curriculum


Members of the LGBTQ+ population face discrimination in all facets of their lives, including from healthcare providers. Research indicates that the state of LGBTQ+ health education in pre-licensure and graduate nursing programs does not yield sufficient cultural competency. In addition, nursing faculty also report feelings of underpreparedness, lack of knowledge, and insufficient time as barriers to implementing LGBTQ+ health considerations into nursing curricula. Despite action initiatives from national health organizations, there is currently no overarching standard for the curricular inclusion of these concepts. Through the translation of evidence through the OMRU framework, this project offers guidance to nursing leaders by evaluating the impact of a LGBTQ+ education workshop on nursing educators’ knowledge, attitudes, and intent to incorporate LGBTQ+ health concepts into their curriculum.

Keywords: LGBTQ+ health, LGBT nursing curriculum, transgender and gender diverse nursing care, nursing faculty and administration, educational workshops, cultural competency