Transcultural nursing is a distinct nursing specialty which focuses on global cultures and comparative cultural caring, health, and nursing phenomena. The transcultural nurse looks to respond to the imperative for developing a global perspective within the nursing field in an increasingly the globalized world of interdependent and interconnected nations and individuals.
The primary aim of this specialty is to provide culturally congruent nursing care. To be an effective transcultural nurse, one should possess the ability to identify and appreciate cultural differences in healthcare values, beliefs, and customs. Transcultural nurses shouldn't be only familiar with religious customs, values, and the beliefs of patients, but also how someone's way of life, and their modes of thought, and their unique customs can immensely affect them in how they deal with illness, healing, disease, and the deaths.