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Transcultural Nurse

A Transcultural Nurse provides culturally sensitive care to patients from different ethnicities and backgrounds around the globe.
Required Education
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll be able to recognize and appreciate how cultural differences, religious beliefs and customs affect the way different groups of people manage their healthcare and wellness.
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What you’ll do


You’ll act as the liaison between patients, their families, and healthcare providers.


You’ll provide patients and families with physical, emotional, and spiritual support.


You’ll keep patients’ families updated on their healthcare status.


You’ll find out if any of the patient’s health beliefs relate to their illness or injury and if they’re taking any home remedies.

Where you’ll work
  • Community clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient care centers
How to become a Transcultural Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse.


Get your Transcultural Nursing Certification through the Transcultural Nursing Society.


You’re ready to work as a Transcultural Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Transcultural Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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