American Nurses Association.

Required Reading

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.).

pp. 31-37; 69-70; 79-81

Scope of Nursing Practice (Societal, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions Describe the Why and How of Nursing thru Specialty Practice in Nursing); Standards of Professional Performance (Standards 8, 14, & 15)

Required Articles

Porter-O’Grady, T. (2018). Leadership advocacy: Bringing nursing to the homeless and underserved. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 42, 115-122. (Links to an external site.)

Stalter, A. M., & Mota, A. (2018). Using systems thinking to envision quality and safety in healthcare. Nursing Management, 49(2), 32-39. (Links to an external site.)

Additional Background Reading

Levy, N. (2018). Legal issues…patient advocacy and the nursing role. CINAHL Quick Lesson, 5, CINAHL Information Systems/EBSCO Information Services. (Links to an external site.)

Discussion Questions

Go to the link (Links to an external site.).

View the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) categories aimed at equity and quality care (HHS, n.d.). Notice how these standards overlap with many of the expectations and standards in professional nursing practice!

In what ways are you and your peers using these standards in your areas of nursing practice?
Discuss one nursing action you might incorporate to improve cultural competence in your organization.