Date of Paper/Work


Type of Paper/Work

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Nanette Hoerr


Doctor of Nursing Practice


Purpose: To assess for a change in knowledge and attitude of nursing faculty before and after an education intervention on transgender health and experience.

Methods: Fifty-six nursing faculty completed a four hour education intervention on transgender health and experience. Participants completed a twenty-two item self-assessment prior to and following the intervention. Pre/post questionnaires were identical with the exception of eight demographic questions that were included on the pre survey.

Results: Nursing faculty recorded a statistically significant improvement in knowledge on 16 of 22 self- assessment questions. The education intervention improved nursing faculty knowledge and attitudes of transgender health and experience.

Implications for nursing education: This intervention has demonstrated that nursing faculty knowledge of transgender health and experience can be improved with an education intervention.

Therefore, administration should provide training so that nursing faculty develop competence related to transgender health and experience. Hopefully, a more knowledgeable and sensitive faculty will result in better informed students, who, as nurses, will deliver quality care that transgender patients deserve.