This article describes the development of the diverse standardized patient simulation (DSPS) cultural competence education strategy, which is designed to improve students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes with regard to providing culturally competent care. Development of the DSPS was guided by the Jeffreys' Cultural Competence and Confidence model. As a carefully orchestrated educational intervention utilizing standardized patient pedagogy, the DSPS had content validity review and followed international guidelines and standards for design, implementation, evaluation, and standardized patient training. This strategy was integrated into a nine-credit, 15-week medical-surgical nursing course. A step-by-step description for the development of the DSPS is provided.
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