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Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring

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Welcome!

Culturally Competent Nursing Care is an engaging e-learning program designed to help you build knowledge and skills related to cultural and linguistic competency. It is accredited for nurses and social workers.

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Announcing an Updated Culturally Competent Nursing Care!

This e-learning has been revised! It now offers the latest research and resources, including the HHS Office of Minority Health's enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. The e-learning program also has an all-new website with updated graphics and interactivity!

What is Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring?

Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring is a free e-learning program from the HHS Office of Minority Health. It is accredited for up to 9 continuing education credits, at no cost, for nurses and social workers.

This e-learning program is designed to help you deliver culturally and linguistically competent care. Cultural and linguistic competency is the capacity for individuals and organizations to work and communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural and linguistic competency can help improve the quality of the care you deliver to patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

This e-learning program is grounded in the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. These Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health disparities. The National CLAS Standards provide you and other health professionals with a blueprint for increasing cultural and linguistic competency.

"Providing effective and respectful nursing care to our country's increasingly diverse population is of paramount importance to the ANA. The OMH curriculum offers nurses the most comprehensive program regarding culturally competent nursing care."

Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR
Past President, American Nurses Association