NR 506 Week 3 Discussion:

NR 394 Week 1 Discussion: Diversity in Nursing (Graded)

NR 394 Week 1 Discussion: Diversity in Nursing (Graded)

NR 394 Week 1 Discussion: Diversity in Nursing (Graded)


The purpose of this discussion is to discuss what transcultural nursing means to each student. 

Course Outcome 

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcome: 

  • CO 1: Identify theories, concepts, and beliefs related to transcultural nursing. (PO 1) 

Due Date 

  • During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Sunday the end of the assigned week): 
  • Posts in the discussion at least two times, and 
  • Posts in the discussion on two different days 

Points Possible 

50 points 


  • Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students: 
  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week 
  • Integrate outside scholarly sources when required 
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor 
  • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner 
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers. 
  • Best Practices include: 
  • Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructor. 
  • Enter the discussion often during the week to read and learn from posts. 
  • Select different classmates for your reply each week. 


Diversity is part of nursing. As you begin this course, answer the below questions: 

  • Discuss what transcultural nursing means to you. 
  • Why did you decide to take this course? 
  • Explain what you would like to learn in the next 8 weeks. 
  • How do you hope this course will help you in your clinical? 


To view the grading criteria/rubric, please click on the 3 dots in the box at the end of the solid gray bar above the discussion board title and then Show Rubric. See Syllabus for Grading Rubric Definitions. 

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 This week will be discussing the various aspects of models of transcultural nursing and diversity. I look forward to our discussion and application to clinical practice. (Remember that our course does not officially start until [Add the date]. You may begin posting for credit starting on [Add the date]). 

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcome (CO): 

  • CO 1: Identify theories, concepts, and beliefs related to transcultural nursing. (PO 1) 

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to facilitate your success. I look forward to working with you this session! 

 Professor and class, 

Culture plays a substantial role in people’s perception of health and how they choose to treat it (Andrews et al., 2016).   We hear so much about patient-centered care.  To me, transcultural nursing is honing in on the idea of patient-centered care even further.  In order to treat a patient at the highest level, we need to consider their background and how they perceive health.  When caring for someone from a different background we need to ask ourselves: Where do they come from?  What are their cultural beliefs?  What’s their ethnic group?  What religious beliefs do they have?  What beliefs are important to them that may affect their care?  One must understand a patient’s cultures and traditions in order to provide culturally competent care, and understanding cultural differences leads to better patient outcomes (Maier-Lorentz, 2008).  

I have lived in the same area my entire life, so I feel comfortable caring for the people in my community.  However, I plan on moving to the U.S Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico in the next 5-6 years.  I have traveled the islands many times and learned about the different cultures, but I feel there is so more I will need to learn if I plan to resume nursing when I move.  Caring for someone from a different culture requires a deeper understanding of their culture that can be acquired from a vacation.   NR 394 Week 1 Discussion: Diversity in Nursing (Graded)

I hope to learn about how to identify any bias or stereotypes I may have and bring myself a better understanding of cultural sensitivity.  I feel that I do provide the same level of care regardless of the culture and background of an individual, but there are likely things that I am overlooking that if I was aware of them would lend to a better patient experience and health outcome.  


Andrews, M., Boyle, J., & Collins, J. (2016). Transcultural concepts in nursing care (8th ed.). Wolters Kluwer. 

Maier-Lorentz, M. (2008). Transcultural nursing: its importance in nursing practice. J Cult Divers, 15(1), 37–43. 

I agree that by further perceiving how someone perceives health based on their cultural background can help achieve optimal care for the patient being cared for.  By education ourselves we can hope to become better nurses and provide better care to our patients.  



Amy, I agree about caring for a different culture requires a deeper understanding. I never understood that untill I started nursing a year ago.  A good way to start  is asking those questions to ourselves about where they came from and what their beliefs are and so on.  This is a start to better patient care.  I love that you are already preparing to learn more about the culture before you move to give better Patient care!  Your plans sound so exciting.  

Hi ,   I agree with what you have written.   Culture really impacts our health–and you are correct, it is an important aspect of patient-centered care.  What could be more “patient centered” than family, religion, background, tradition, genetics, and ethnicity?   Your move to Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands sounds wonderful.   Keep working on your goals and dreams.  Life is such a journey.  

I do certainly agree with  you  where  you said culture  plays a very significant role in each and everyone  life. According to the writer Madeline Leininger culture provides the broadest and most comprehensive way to  know and understand peoples way of life. Also as a care giver it is important  for us to  under go self assess meant  to reflect on our values,  belief  and practices to  emphasive our strength and growth. 

Reference; Andrews ,M., Boyle,  J., & Collins,  J .(2016.) Transcultural concepts in nursing. 

This is an excellent outlook on the topic of transcultural nursing. I absolutely love your focus on it being “patient-centered care,” yet in greater detail. I feel like this is quite accurate when discussing this form of nursing and what it truly implicates! I think that it is awesome that you hope to move to either the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico within the next 5-6 years. If I may ask, what influenced this decision? I have heard many nurses express their desire to work as a travel-nurse, but this is my first time hearing someone share their passion to move to the Islands permanently as a nurse. Especially in your situation, you have lived in the same area all of your life, making such a move would be a drastic change, but I am sure that you would enjoy the community and the care you would provide. Thank you for being so open and honest as I look forward to learning more about transcultural nursing along with you! 

Hello Professor and  class, 

“A rise in multicultural identities, with people expecting their cultural beliefs, values, and ways of life to be understood and respected by nurses and other healthcare providers.” (Leininger and McFarland, 2006).  This statement is where we are currently living as far as the world is concerned and because there are a more diverse type of people both as patients and as healthcare providers, we are seeing that many people are identifying themselves in ways in which are new to many of us. 

Transcultural nursing to me means having the ability to understand and serve individuals of different cultural backgrounds to include other healthcare providers.  I am taking this course to better understand my part in ensuring optimal care for patients and showing sensitivity toward my fellow healthcare providers, to include understanding what may be offensive to them and how to properly react when certain situations arise.  In the next 8 weeks I would like to broaden my knowledge of how people from different backgrounds perceive each other and themselves and how those perceptions can affect the way they are treated within the healthcare community.  Because I work with such a diverse type of people, I hope that this course will allow me to grow as a nurse and allow me to assess and help in situations that may hinder my practice.  


Andrews, M., Boyle, J., & Collins, J. (2016). Transcultural concepts in nursing care (8th ed.). Wolters Kluwer. 

 I agree with your point about people identifying themselves in ways that are new to many of us.  Whether it is someone’s gender identity, religious affiliation, or ethnic background I think asking patients in a way that is respectful to them what is important for me to know about you that will help me care for you better is important.    Asking open-ended questions and caring for them without judgement is essential for providing good care.