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Enhancing Nursing Care with Culturally Competent Services: A Free Continuing Education Activity

Mar 21, 2024 9:31:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

Check out this Think Cultural Health nursing continuing education nursing activity - "Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Nursing".  It is a no cost activity!

Learn how to improve your quality of care by understanding, respecting, and responding to a patient’s experiences, values, and beliefs.

About This Program

This free, four-hour e-learning program is designed for nurses and nursing students seeking knowledge and skills related to cultural competency and cultural humility. This program will equip you to deliver the highest quality of care to everyone.

Writing on clipboard with patient in background in hospital-1In Course 1, An introduction to CLAS, you will examine cultural identity, social determinants of health, and the role of CLAS in improving quality.

In Course 2, Self-awareness, you will become more aware of your beliefs and values, as well as your privilege, power, bias, and stereotypes.

In Course 3, Awareness of a patient’s cultural identity, you will learn how and why to get to know a patient’s cultural identity.

In Course 4, Providing CLAS in nursing practice, you will explore ways to deliver respectful, compassionate, high quality care that responds to a patient’s experiences, values, beliefs, and preferences.


Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three ways that providing CLAS can improve quality of care
  • Explain how a nurse’s implicit bias can affect patient interactions and outcomes
  • Discuss ways to learn more about your patient’s cultural identity
  • Describe how to practice cultural competency and cultural humility


Take the course online here 



Tags: Nursing, continuing education

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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