In the news: ANA receives grant for Cultural Competency Program

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, January 25, 2010

The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced this week that Pfizer, Inc., has provided a grant to the association to start the ANA Cultural Competency Program.

This program is intended to build resources that will help build awareness and skills among nurses nationwide to improve communication and interaction with the wide range of patients and families nurses encounter.

Pfizer sees this grant as an opportunity to support ANA’s program and help work toward increasing the nursing industry’s cultural competency across the country, Pfizer representative Paula R. DeCola, MSc, RN, said in an official statement.

The program is expected to look at cultural competency among nurses and build upon those existing practices to increase awareness and education. The program will receive its own section on the ANA’s official Web site.

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