Summarize the impact of the various aspects of diversity and of under-represented minorities in the nursing profession. Explain the importance of diversity in the profession of nursing and on delivering culturally competent nursing care
Aiken, L. H. (2002). Commentary. Medical Care Research and Review, 59(2), 215222.
(This article discusses the nursing shortage found across the United States and focuses on the state of Pennsylvanias decline in RNs. The article also examines whether nurses are an essential or discretionary need)
Kennedy, H., Fisher, L., Fontaine, D., & Martin-Holland, J. (2008). Evaluating diversity in nursing education: A mixed method study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 19, 3633 70.
(This article examines how the nursing curriculum addresses diversity. The goal is to better prepare nursing students to be sensitive to cultural diversity in practice)
Maier-Lorentz, M. (2008). Transcultural nursing: Its importance in nursing practice. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 15(1), 3743.
(This article discusses the need for nurses to be knowledgeable about many cultures to provide individualized care to diverse groups of patients. It also provides steps for nurses to gain cultural competence)
Roman, L. M. (2008). Nursing shortage: Looking to the future. RN, 71(3), 34-41.
(This article is a compilation views on how the nursing profession will be reshaped as a result of the current nursing shortage. It also provides specific areas that are in dire need of change)