Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)



First Advisor

Joyce P. Miller DNP, RN

Second Advisor

Kathleen Clark DNP, RN

Third Advisor

Jacqueline Njoki Sumner DNP, RN


The wellbeing of the transgender population is a healthcare priority. Transgender people have a gender identity that does not align with the sex assigned at birth. This population struggles to find healthcare with providers who are knowledgeable in transgender needs. This population also experiences high rates of discrimination in society as well as in health care settings, which negatively affects their health and wellbeing. Transgender individuals seek care for common acute medical needs as well as for gender affirming cares such as hormone therapy or surgical procedures to cope with their diagnosis of gender dysphoria. There is a great need educate nurses. This project is to develop education related to the transgender population and as a patient. The education will be presented verbally and guided by a power point presentation. At the close of the presentation, 10 minutes will be allowed for question and dialogue to address any content not covered. Madeleine Leininger􏰁s nursing theory guided the development of the education content to be presented to nurses working in an ambulatory clinic setting. A pre and post assessment survey will be given to the nurses in attendance to evaluate learning and levels of comfort interacting with a transgender patient. Nurses and other health care providers must develop the knowledge and skills required to care for the transgender patient in order to promote health and wellbeing. This includes knowledge about transgender lifeways and language, along with the ability to care for their specific medical needs. Nurses are in a unique position to shift the paradigm and to increase awareness of culture care of the transgender population.


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