Welcome to Healthcare Academy. Learn More

Cultural Competence

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to define cultural competence and identify best practices.

This course is approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) as a CE Provider and meets the cultural competence continuing education criteria established by the Advisory Committee described in OAR 950-040-0000 through 950-040-0020


Additional Course Information

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify two (2) religious beliefs that may affect how a person views health care.
  2. Choose three (3) ways way to show a veteran that their service and experiences are valued.
  3. Select two (2) goals of culturally competent care for those with developmental disabilities.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about cultural competence by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt has had extensive experience in a variety of health care settings, including as Staff Development Coordinator in a Long-Term Care
facility in Arizona.  She also worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the
Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska.  Prior to entering nursing education, Ms.
Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. Her work experience also includes staff and charge nurse positions in an
Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut.  Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

Cultural Competence - Healthcare Academy
Healthcare Academy

Cultural Competence


Government regulations for long-term care facilities and home health require offering person-centered care that takes into consideration cultural background. All healthcare workers need to work toward cultural competency. The goal of cultural competency in healthcare is to give the highest quality of care to everyone. This educational activity explores the importance of respecting the differences in people and being sensitive to a person's beliefs.

View product