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Advancing Culturally Competent Care
August 10, 2018

As a nurse researcher and educator, Kenya V. Beard, EdD, AGACNP-BC, NP-C, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, demonstrates the many reasons why nurses should work to influence and inspire change in policy and practice.

Advancing Culturally Competent Care
July 9, 2018

As the healthcare system in the United States continues to evolve, nurses are continuing to play a larger role in providing comprehensive healthcare to patients in vulnerable areas.

Advancing Culturally Competent Care
June 12, 2018

Addressing cultural issues within vulnerable communities can come in many forms, and a career in nursing can take unexpected turns as opportunities arise to help communities in need. Phyllis W. Sharps, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a recent recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Diversity in Nursing Award, shows us how a career in nursing can evolve away from the bedside. As a mentor, professor, published researcher, and dedicated military nurse with honorable discharge, Dr. Sharps has devoted her many roles to helping vulnerable communities through service and leadership.

Advancing Culturally Competent Care
April 25, 2018

When Jana Lauderdale, PhD, RN, FAAN, took the stage at the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session presented by Johnson & Johnson, she introduced herself in a unique way: “I’m a Comanche Indian and I’m a nurse.” These descriptions shape Jana’s personal identity, but they also shape how she approaches and analyzes the world around her.

Advancing Culturally Competent Care
February 13, 2018

Providing respectful and competent care is a cornerstone of exceptional nursing. However, a patient’s perception of healthcare and healthcare providers’ abilities to provide comprehensive care can be impacted (positively or negatively) by a healthcare provider’s ability to take a patient’s own background and experiences into account. One organization working to help increase the comfort level in Alaska Native (AN) and American Indian (AI) people seeking healthcare is the Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) program through the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska.

Advancing Culturally Competent Care
July 25, 2017

Healthcare providers often need support when delivering care to culturally diverse patient populations. We recently spoke with Beth Lincoln, MSN, RN, NP, president of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS), to learn more about how transcultural nurses provide culturally sensitive care to patients from around the world.

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