Cultural Competency for Nevada Healthcare Professionals (4 hrs)
The Nevada Nurse Practice Act requires a 4-hour cultural competency course every renewal cycle, and this approved-course fulfills that requirement. Cultural competence in healthcare is defined as the method of delivering effective, safe, quality care to patients who have diverse values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. In order to practice cultural competence, healthcare professionals must comprehend the potential influence cultural differences can have on both healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. This course addresses the components of cultural competency in healthcare, how they might impact patient care, and how to implement best practices of cultural competence.

Course Publication Date: March 16, 2024

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Course No:NV-CULTURE-24
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Describe cultural competency as a necessary component of healthcare delivery.

  • Explain how social determinants of health impact healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

  • Discuss various myths and assumptions about cultural competency.

  • Recognize how implicit bias, discriminatory language and behaviors, and indirect discrimination affect healthcare delivery.

  • Summarize how gender, race, ethnicity, and religion affect cultural competency and healthcare delivery.

  • Explain how sexual orientation and gender identity or expression are part of cultural competency.

  • Discuss how persons who are mentally or physically challenged are part of the cultural environment.

  • Identify barriers to cultural competency.

  • Describe how to implement best practices in cultural competency to establish a safe and welcoming healthcare environment.


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