Rebecca Tsusaki, Daisy Mullassery, Padmavathy Ramaswamy

Development and implementation of sexual and gender minority curriculum for advanced practice nursing: A feasibility study

  • General Nursing

AbstractAimTo explore the feasibility of development and implementation of an educational intervention addressing sexual and gender minority healthcare issues; examine recruitment processes and instrument appropriateness.DesignNon‐randomized feasibility study.MethodsThe educational intervention was developed and implemented in family nurse practitioner courses with data collection from August through December 2022. Clinical preparedness, attitudinal awareness and basic knowledge were measured using the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Development of Clinical Skills Scale.ResultsDevelopment and implementation of the intervention was feasible but will require amendment before progressing to the pilot study. Clinical preparedness and basic knowledge increased post‐intervention, but attitudinal awareness did not improve. Recruitment did not achieve the desired sample size. Instrument internal consistency reliability was confirmed.ConclusionFeasibility was established but will require amendment prior to the pilot study.Implications for the Profession and/or Patient CareTo prepare nurses and nurse practitioners to care for sexual and gender minority patients.ImpactThis study addressed the feasibility of developing and implementing a sexual and gender minority healthcare education using an e‐Learning platform. Findings confirm that the intervention was feasible but will require amendment. The intervention increased knowledge and clinical preparedness in caring for this population, but recruitment was challenging. This research will impact nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse educators.Reporting MethodThe authors adhered to the relevant EQUATOR guidelines. The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials guideline extension for reporting randomized and feasibility guidelines were used.Public ContributionSexual and gender minority community members contributed to the intervention development.What Does this Paper Contribute to the Wider Global Clinical Community? The feasibility of using interactive e‐learning educational resources to provide sexual and gender minority healthcare curriculum. Evidence to support the use of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Development of Clinical Skills Scale to measure learning outcomes. Trial RegistrationThis study was not prospectively registered because it was an educational intervention involving graduate student nurses and did not assess clinical outcomes of patients.

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