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Advancing Health Equity at Every Point of Contact

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NOTICE: We replaced the e-learning program, (Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring) with an all-new program, CLAS in Nursing on February 13, 2024. You will not be able to access Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring again. To take the new e-learning program (CLAS in Nursing), please register for the program to earn free continuing education credits.

What is CLAS


Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Nursing

This free, accredited e-learning program is designed for nurses and nursing students seeking knowledge and skills related to cultural competency and cultural humility. This program will equip you to deliver the highest quality of care to everyone.


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Hear from fellow CLAS champions about why culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) matter.

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"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Ensuring access to quality, affordable health care helps create the opportunity for all citizens to achieve the American dream. Despite advances in medicine and technology, disparities remain in our health care system for too many Americans, including racial and ethnic minorities."

President Barack Obama

"To eliminate disparities, we must know enough (research); do enough (deliver the outcomes); care enough (commitment); and persevere enough (do not get discouraged)."

David Satcher, MD, PhD, Director, Morehouse School of Medicine

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."


"One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick."

Rabbi Harold Kushner