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Mary Theis won a National Cherokee A Nurse I Am Scholarship

07/22/13  Portland, Ore.

Cherokee Uniforms awards 10 students $2,000 each for outstanding essay entries.

 2013 A Nurse I Am Scholarship winners were asked to answer the following:

A. The movie "A Nurse I Am" provides a wealth of insights and approaches to be considered by future nurses, new nurses and seasoned nurses. According to Joyce Newman-Giger, "When nurses consider race, ethnicity, culture, and cultural heritage, they become more sensitive to clients.” Considering this statement, what two nurses in the film seem to best portray or consider the importance of culture in their approach to patient care? Explain why.

B. The United States thrives as an expanding multicultural pluralistic society. As a nurse, how and why will you step forward to offer culturally competent care?

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Mary Theis
Mary Theis, OHSU Schol of Nursing student