Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 300 - Transcultural Nursing

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course describes cultural influences on beliefs, values, and practices in relation to health, illness, and health seeking behaviors for providing culturally congruent and competent nursing care. Students explore how perceptions, values, and roles are influenced by culture and the environment. A variety of interactive learning strategies and planned cultural excursions are incorporated in the course. (prereq: NU 2000 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Examine clients’ autonomy based on cultural factors (Level 3, Nursing Care)
  • Discuss the history and culture of various cultural groups in Southeastern Wisconsin (Level 3, Critical Thinking)
  • Analyze one’s own cultural influences and reflect on the impact on person, environment, health, and nursing (Level 3, Critical Thinking)
  • Apply knowledge of social and cultural factors that affect nursing and health care outcomes (Level 3, Critical Thinking)
  • Create culturally appropriate outcomes for diverse populations (Level 3, Critical Thinking)
  • Reflect on heterogeneous health care practices within various cultural groups (Level 3, Critical Thinking)
  • Display a pattern of personal accountability for one’s own learning while assuming a professional role through acts of integrity and mutual respect (Level 3, Professional Role)
  • Recognize the importance of changing attitudes and values that support cultural competence (Level 3, Professional Role)
  • Identify and integrate evidence-based practice in providing culturally competent care (Level 3, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Introduction, cultural diversity of SE Wisconsin
  • What is culture?   
  • 21st century culturally competent care
  • Current theoretical frameworks
  • Select populations: Hispanic childbearing practices
  • Select populations: health care in Hmong communities
  • Ethical decisions in cultural competence
  • Select populations: Wisconsin’s Hispanic/Latino communities
  • Culturally sensitive communication strategies
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Mental health and stigma
  • Cultural competency in physical assessment
  • Selected population issues:  Muslim, immigrant and refugee communities
  • Evidence-based practice and pain across cultures
  • Cultural competency in organizations
  • Select populations: Judaism and sensory impaired
  • End of life and African Americans  

Dr. Aruna Lal

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