Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring A Free Online Course

​The issue of Culturally Competent Nursing Care continues to grow as the patient care population becomes more diverse. The Maryland Board of Nursing recommends that all nurses take advantage of the following course. It will provide updated information on providing culturally competent care in today’s world.

The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health today released a new accredited continuing education program for nursing professionals that has been endorsed by the American Nurses Association (ANA). Entitled Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring and provided at no cost, this course is designed to help nurses integrate cultural competency awareness, knowledge, and skills to more effectively treat increasingly diverse patient populations. 

"The Office of Minority Health is excited to present this free curriculum to help nurses provide the highest quality care to their increasingly diverse patient populations," Dr. Graham said. "Nurses have a key role in eliminating health disparities among our nation's most vulnerable populations, and this course empowers them with skills and knowledge to enhance the care they provide." Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring is a Web-based training course available at

The course features video-based case studies and interactive tools that can be completed ‘anytime and anywhere' to accommodate busy nurses. This program is the newest addition to the Office of Minority Health's portfolio of educational programs designed to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health.

Accredited for up to nine hours through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

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