Aim: The main purpose is to introduce a tool for evaluating the extent of culturally specific care provided for a diverse clientele, the frequency of cultural assessments, and the development of culturally sensitive and professionally appropriate attitudes, values, and beliefs.
Background: Legal, ethical, and accreditation mandates demand theoretically based, valid, comprehensive tools to assess aspects of culturally specific care; yet no relevant ones existed.
Method: The Cultural Competence Clinical Evaluation Tool (CCCET) was administered at the end of a second semester medical-surgical nursing course (n = 161).
Results: The Content Validity Index (CVI) was 0.91. The reliability coefficients provided evidence for internal consistency.
Conclusion: Student and teacher ratings were relatively close, suggesting that respondents took the task of CCCET completion seriously and honestly, that cultural competence was a visible theme throughout the course, and that students and instructors worked closely together in the clinical practicum setting to achieve learning objectives (including cultural competence).