A statement from the Monroe College School of Nursing:
It is the belief of the School of Nursing faculty that an increasingly diverse patient population requires cultural competence to be integrated into all aspects of nursing care. Nurses provide care freely without judgement or prejudice, value the differences among persons, and implement care that is within the cultural context of the person. The faculty believes that the nursing program has a responsibility to educate students in culturally competent nursing care through self-assessment, knowledge and respect of different cultures, understanding of the disparities in healthcare, comprehensive cultural assessment of individuals, families and communities, and an understanding of the advocacy role of nursing. By embracing diversity, we strengthen nursing education that promotes culturally sensitive care for all human beings.