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Do nurse educators feel competent to teach cultural competency concepts?

Sharon Starr, Gaston College
Mona Shattell, DePaul University
Clifford Gonzales, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Abstract

Cultural competence has been proposed as one way to reduce health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations. Nursing program accreditation standards mandate the inclusion of cultural competence concepts in the nursing curricula; however, are nursing educators prepared to teach culturally competency concepts and do nurse educators feel competent? The purposes of this article are to examine the literature about nurse educators' comfort with cultural competency concepts and to provide some suggestions for improvement.

Suggested Citation

Sharon Starr, Mona Shattell, and Clifford Gonzales. "Do nurse educators feel competent to teach cultural competency concepts?" Teaching and Learning in Nursing 6.2 (2011): 84-88.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mona_shattell/3