Journal of Nursing Education

Guest Editorial 

Cultural Competence in Nursing Curricula: How Are We Doing 20 Years Later?

Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, APRN, BC, CTN, FAAN

Abstract

EXCERPT

In 1986, the American Nurses Association issued its first guidelines on cultural diversity in nursing curricula. Since then, there has been ongoing discussion as to what is the theoretical underpinning of cultural training within nurse education, and 20 years later, nurse educators continue to ask, “How do we effectively teach cultural competence in nursing education?” This question raises concerns surrounding the controversial issues of content, methods, evaluation, and qualifications.

AUTHOR

Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, APRN, BC, CTN, FAAN is President, Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Abstract

EXCERPT

In 1986, the American Nurses Association issued its first guidelines on cultural diversity in nursing curricula. Since then, there has been ongoing discussion as to what is the theoretical underpinning of cultural training within nurse education, and 20 years later, nurse educators continue to ask, “How do we effectively teach cultural competence in nursing education?” This question raises concerns surrounding the controversial issues of content, methods, evaluation, and qualifications.

AUTHOR

Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, APRN, BC, CTN, FAAN is President, Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio.

EXCERPT

In 1986, the American Nurses Association issued its first guidelines on cultural diversity in nursing curricula. Since then, there has been ongoing discussion as to what is the theoretical underpinning of cultural training within nurse education, and 20 years later, nurse educators continue to ask, “How do we effectively teach cultural competence in nursing education?” This question raises concerns surrounding the controversial issues of content, methods, evaluation, and qualifications.

AUTHOR

Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, APRN, BC, CTN, FAAN is President, Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio.

10.3928/01484834-20060701-01

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