Do nurse educators feel competent to teach cultural competency concepts?

Sharon Starr, Mona M. Shattell, Clifford Gonzales

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalTeaching and Learning in Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cultural competence
  • Cultural competency
  • Nurse educators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Research and Theory
  • Fundamentals and skills


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