Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Nursing (Graduate)

First Advisor

Louann B. Zinsmeister

Second Advisor

Anne B. Woods


Cultural humility is a process in understanding and accepting differences between diverse groups of people. Nurses are challenged to develop cultural humility to care for the changing population in the United States. Nurse educators are tasked with the challenge of facilitating students’ awareness and expression of cultural humility. Immersion experiences are one approach to helping students grow in their cultural humility. Along with teaching cultural humility, educators must evaluate a student’s level of cultural humility. Measuring an abstract concept such as cultural humility can be a difficult. Limited instruments have been developed and used to measure the concept of cultural humility. Some instruments were reliable in measuring cultural competence. This evidence-synthesizing project reviewed pieces of evidence that examined pedagogical approaches for teaching cultural competence. One specific approach that was reviewed was immersion experiences. The evidence revealed that cultural competency education is beneficial; even so, it is a concept that is difficult to truly evaluate and measure.


This is an evidence-based practice capstone project submitted to the faculty of the graduate program in nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Science in Nursing.