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NURS 415: Community and Family Health Nursing

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Penn State Altoona
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Select Journals Related to Cultural Competency

Many nursing journals will contain articles relevant to cultural competence and diversity. The ones listed below are examples where cultural diversity is a major focus.

Recommended Databases

Below is a selection of databases that contain material related to nursing and would be a good place to start looking for relevant sources.

Identifying Key Terms

When searching in databases, it is best to use 2 or 3 key terms to describe your research topic. Some terms that might be helpful include:

  • Nursing
  • cultural competence or competency
  • cultural diversity
  • transcultural
  • cross cultural
  • a particular group or community (like immigrants, LGBTQ+, or latinx)
  • a particular condition or treatment (diabetes, vaccination, or cancer)


Interlibrary Loan

You might come across articles that the library doesn't have access to - use ILLIAD to request it via interlibrary loan!