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Keywords

health literacy, nursing curriculum, nursing education, systematic review

 

Authors

  1. McCleary-Jones, Voncella PhD, RN, BC, CNE

Abstract

Health literacy has an impact on patient health outcomes and should be included in prelicensure nursing curricula to prepare the next generation of nurses to provide care for patients with limited health literacy. Nursing curricula should go beyond inclusion of patient teaching strategies. This article provides a systematic review of the current literature related to health literacy in nursing education and identifies implications for nursing curricula.