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A Case for Transcultural Nursing Administration

Context: Globally, nurses provide care to progressively more diverse individuals, groups, communities, and populations. School of Nursing must be able to prepare clinicians who can meet the health and illness needs of increasingly multiracial and multiethnic populations. To be able to do so, Nursing curricula must be informed by the social determinants of health that influence health disparities among diverse populations, coordinate clinical experiences that provide opportunities for students to develop cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity knowledge and skill, and integrate intercultural communication strategies requisite for the provision of culturally congruent care. Therefore, the purpose of this article to underscore the seminal works that have underscored the value and utility of incorporating the concepts of transcultural nursing administration as an organizing framework for nursing education and practice.

Case: Changing consumer demographics, principles of transcultural nursing administration, and the Diversity Competency Model serve as a model case intended to inform the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services to diverse consumers within a healthcare organization.

Conclusion: The consequences of transcultural nursing administration are nursing practitioners who are competent to provide culturally congruent care to diverse individuals, groups, communities, and populations, who can function independently and interdependently as integral members of multicultural, interprofessional healthcare teams, and who are able to expand the scientific body of knowledge related to transcultural nursing.


Stephen R Marrone

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