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  1. Nye, Caitlin Marie MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE
  2. Anderson, Amanda MPA, MSN, RN


This column is designed to help new nurses in their first year at the bedside-a time of insecurity, growth, and constant challenges-and to offer advice as they learn what it means to be a nurse. Because content on the care of patients who are transgender and gender diverse (TGD) is largely missing from undergraduate nursing curricula, most nurses will learn to care for TGD patients when first working at the bedside. This article offers guidance on providing affirming care to TGD patients, including discussions of gender and pronouns, privacy considerations, and communication and advocacy.