Diversity in the
The focus of this
paper is on elements of diversity in the workplace that are important to
nursing. You may examine diversity from the aspect of generational, ethnic,
demographic, or gender. Also explore the issue of under-representation of
minorities in nursing. Consider the impact diversity has had on the field of
nursing and providing culturally competent nursing care. Summarize the impact
of the various aspects of diversity and of under-represented minorities in the
nursing profession. Based on the professional nursing literature explain the
importance of diversity in the profession of nursing and on delivering
culturally competent nursing care.
Write a 2- to 3 page paper using the
following guidelines and evaluation criteria. Use the headings below for each
section. Use a minimum of five references from the professional nursing
literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden
Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional web sites in
addition to the literature references.
Begin this paper with a brief
paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. The
heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This will be
about 2-3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that
begins "The purpose of this paper is to ¨. This paragraph is worth 20
Importance of diversity in the workplace - 20 points
Provide an overview of reasons why
it is important for nurses to examine the impact of diversity on our profession
and on our providing culturally competent nursing care. This is usually one
Summary of one aspect of diversity - 20 points
Select one of the following aspects
of diversity: generational, ethnic, demographic, or gender. Provide a review of
the impact of the aspect you selected on the workplace. Provide specific
information related to the aspect you select. This is 2-3 paragraphs.
Under-representation of minorities in nursing - 20 points
one-paragraph overview of the impact of under-representation of minorities in
nursing. Provide specific information about under-representation of minorities
rather than general statements.
Influence of diversity on nursing care - 30 points
Discuss your views on how diversity
issues, including under-representation of minorities in nursing, impact the
nursing profession and nurses’ ability to provide culturally competent nursing
care. This is 1-2 paragraphs.
Summary - 20 points
End the paper with a one-paragraph
summary of the main points of this paper.
.Use a minimum of five references, Select
these articles and others from the professional nursing literature. You may use
one or two professional web sites in addition to the literature references
Maier-Lorentz, M. (2008).
Transcultural nursing: Its importance in nursing practice. Journal of
Cultural Diversity, 15(1), 37–43.
Schim, S., Doorenbos, A., &
Borse, N. (2006). Cultural competence among hospice nurses. Journal of
Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 8(5), 302-307.
Kennedy, H., Fisher, L., Fontaine,
D., & Martin-Holland, J. (2008). Evaluating diversity in nursing education:
A mixed method study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 19, 363 - 370.
Norman, L., Willis, G., Donelan, K.,
Williams, M., Buerhaus, P., Ulrich, B. et al. (2005). The older nurse in the
workplace: Does age matter? Nursing Economics, 23(6), 282-289.