Q & A: Educating Nursing Students about Gender-Affirming Mental Health Care

Research led by GW Nursing’s Rhonda Schwindt aims to prepare future nurse practitioners to provide affirming mental health care to transgender and gender-expansive patients.

June 8, 2022

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A team of researchers led by the George Washington University School of Nursing is working on a project to teach psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students about gender-affirming mental health care and assess the impacts of virtual standardized patient simulation and case-based learning on their knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.

By comparing two different educational models, researchers led by Associate Professor Rhonda Schwindt, are working toward developing best practices for graduate clinical education related to affirming mental health care for transgender and gender expansive individuals. This project is funded by the National League for Nursing.

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