Cultural Competency of Nursing Students from Nursing College under The Ministry of Public Health

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Rungnapa Chantra
Suthanan Kunlaka
Atiya Sarakshetrin
Darawan Rongmuang
Ratthayanaphit Ratchathawan


This research was descriptive research aims to study the cultural competency among nursing students in 3rdyear and 4thyear from nursing college under The Ministry of Public Health. The sample were 345 nurse students, selected by a stratified random sampling across the nursing college under MOPH. Data were collectedusing a self-reported questionnaire to obtain data about personal data, perceived cultural competence, and cultural understanding. While the questionnaire of perceived cultural competence reported its Cronbach’s coefficientalpha of .86, the questionnaire of cultural understanding reported its KR-20 of .73. Data were analyzed usingdescriptive statistic. The finding reveals that nurse students reported a moderate level of culture competence (mean=3.29, SD=.32). Regarding cultural understanding, furthermore, 50.72% of nurse students reported a moderate level of cultural understanding, and 35.94 % of those reported a low level. The findings of this study might be utilized as basic information for teaching, so that the cultural competency of the nursing students could be promoted as congruent with the cultural contexts of patients who come to receive health services from the patients.


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Chantra R, Kunlaka S, Sarakshetrin A, Rongmuang D, Ratchathawan R. Cultural Competency of Nursing Students from Nursing College under The Ministry of Public Health. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2020Apr.30 [cited 2020Aug.10];30(1):35-6. Available from:


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