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Oregon Cultural Competence in Nursing (DEI Requirement)

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Course Overview

Oregon Cultural Competence in Nursing (DEI Requirement)

Author: Sarah Schulze

Each patient is a unique individual, but there are some characteristics such as race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability that can create gaps in the availability, distribution, and quality of healthcare delivered. These gaps can create lasting negative impacts on patients mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally and even lead to poorer outcomes than patients not within a dominant population. Modern healthcare professionals have a responsibility to learn to identify risks, provide sensitive and inclusive care, and advocate for equity in much the same way that they have a responsibility to learn how the human body, medications, or hospital equipment works. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as well as cultural competence in nursing, must become a standard. 

The purpose of this course is to outline and explore the most common or serious disparities in healthcare, address ways in which these disparities need to be adjusted, and start the conversations needed to create a new generation of healthcare that will close these gaps.

This course fulfills the cultural competence and diversity, equity, and inclusion requirement for license renewal with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Health Disparities 
  3. Epidemiology 
  4. Race and Ethnicity 
  5. LGBTQ 
  6. Gender and Sex 
  7. Religion 
  8. Age 
  9. Veterans 
  10. Mental Illness and Disability  
  11. Conclusion 
  12. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the necessity of cultural competence in the nursing profession. It will take the average learner 180 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate a 4 out of 5 on the LIkert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Identify ways that people of minority races experience healthcare differently than white patients.  
  2. Explain reasons members of the LGBTQ community may be missing important wellness screenings related to their risk factors.  
  3. Understand the history of mental health care in women, how it has changed in the last 100 years, and how this may still affect care for women today.  
  4. Identify ways a patient’s religion may impact their acceptance of a treatment plan.  
  5. Describe ways that facilities can work to combat ageist practices when caring for elderly patients.  
  6. Identify risks and disorders related to trauma exposure for veterans.  
  7. Describe ways in which access to healthcare is complicated for people with disabilities.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: July 24, 2023

Course Expires on: July 24, 2026

Course Offering: #173