Cultural diversity and health care in America: knowledge fundamental to cultural competence in baccalaureate nursing students
Journal of Cultural Diversity 3(1): 4-8
In order for undergraduate nursing students to integrate cultural diversity concepts into clinical practice, they require prerequisite theoretical knowledge of the relationships between cultural phenomena and health. This article is an overview of a beginning level theory course designed to enhance students' cultural awareness and sensitivity to United States ethnic groups. These attributes are viewed as two of the antecedents of culturally competent nursing practice.