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LPN Students Study Culture and Diversity

Oct 24, 2017

Once they begin work in the trenches of health care, RCC Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students must be well educated regarding the cultural and religious differences of their patients and their families.

LPN students at the college spend time researching and understanding the variety of cultural and religious beliefs that they will encounter during their work with patients. Today, health care professionals need to understand how to communicate appropriately with patients from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. As an LPN, it is important to understand response to pain, dietary considerations, as well as, the social and religious traditions of patients.

“The diversity represented in this nursing class provided a great opportunity for students to learn from one another,” said Rebecca Gurley, a member of RCC’s nursing faculty.

Students worked in groups and presented finding to each other. The assignment ended with an international luncheon where students tasted foods that represented the variety in the classroom.

For more information on the Licensed Practical Nursing program at the college, call 336-342-4261, ext. 2333.

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