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Cultural Competency in Nursing Education

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Cultural Competency in Baccalaureate Nursing Education

This document provides a framework to facilitate the attainment of cultural competence by baccalaureate nursing graduates. Consistent with The Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education for Professional Nursing Practice, these competencies apply to practice in a variety of healthcare settings, patients across the wellness-illness continuum, and patients across the lifespan, in collaboration with the interprofessional team.

Tool Kit for Culturally Competent Baccalaureate Nursing Education

This tool kit provides resources and exemplars and to facilitate implementation of cultural competencies in baccalaureate nursing education. The tool kit identifies significant content, teaching-learning activities, and resources that will help faculty integrate cultural competency in nursing curriculum.

Cultural Competencies for Graduate Nursing Students

Developed specifically for master’s and doctoral nursing graduates, this set of cultural competencies apply to clinical practice, education, and research in a variety of healthcare settings, with patients across the wellness-illness continuum and lifespan, and in collaboration with the interprofessional team.

Cultural Competency Toolkit for Graduate Nursing Students

This toolkit provides resources and exemplars to facilitate implementation of cultural competencies in graduate nursing education. The toolkit provides nursing models, reference lists, case studies, websites, etc. that can be used to enhance teaching-learning activities. The toolkit is to be used to assist both faculty members and graduate nursing students in integrating cultural competency in practice, education, and research.