About Cultural Competency in Nevada, 4 units (342)

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Course Summary—Nevada: About Cultural Competency (342)

The intention of this training is to more effectively treat and care for patients or residents and better understand patients or residents who have different cultural backgrounds. This includes patients or residents who fall within one or more of the categories included in Nevada Resource Code 449.103.

This course is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Graphic: Diversity

Source: National Cancer Institute.

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Conflict of Interest / Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation, or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Target Audience

This 4-hour course is required for all nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other health professionals.

Learning Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to*:

  1. Describe 5 ways in which culture influences healthcare providers.
  2. Describe the difference between implicit and explicit bias.
  3. Define power, privilege, and oppression.
  4. List 5 social determinants of health.
  5. State 3 common myths about marginalized peoples.
  6. Relate 3 practices that support reproductive justice.
  7. Describe the first step in providing culturally religious care.
  8. State 3 barriers faced by lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual people when seeking healthcare.
  9. Provide 1 example each of culturally competent practice in veteran services, mental health services, and services for older adults.
  10. Provide 3 examples of ableist language.
  11. Relate one of the most important barriers to accessing healthcare in the United States.
  12. Describe 3 ways in which healthcare providers can avoid discriminatory language with their patients.
  13. State 3 best practices that can improve cultural competence in healthcare.
  14. Understand 3 ways in which cultural competence and good communication are linked.
  15. Describe 3 aspects of a welcoming and safe healthcare environment.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.

Course summary
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  • 4.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, RN, BSN
Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP

Approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 Contact hours


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