Incorporating Cultural Competence Content Into Graduate Nursing Curricula Through Community'University Collaboration

Sara A. Axtell, Melissa Avery, Bonnie Westra

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Health professionals are reorienting workforce education to better prepare students for working with increasingly diverse populations. The authors describe a community-based curriculum deliberation process in which community leaders and health workers deliberated with faculty and students to make recommendations about a graduate nursing curriculum. There were five areas of competencies recommended for graduate nursing to improve care of diverse populations: self-awareness, basic knowledge of culture and identity, attitudes that promote cross-cultural communication, cross-cultural clinical skills, and advocacy skills. The school now is in the process of phasing in recommendations gained from the deliberation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-191
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010



  • community engagement
  • cultural competence
  • curriculum deliberation
  • education-graduate studies

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