Educational Competencies to Strengthen Tuberculosis Curricula in Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Betty S. Fair, Trudy J. Esch, Terri Simpson, Kimberly Field, Ramona Benkert, Margaret Brackley, Barbara Resnick

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Worldwide, at least two million people die annually from tuberculosis (TB), with projections of 36 million more global deaths between the years 2003 and 2020. To help nursing faculty strengthen TB curricula and standardize TB content in national and international undergraduate nursing programs, the Nurse Discipline Group of the National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium (NTCC) has developed comprehensive TB core competencies and specific student objectives for the classroom setting. These core competencies address the knowledge, ability, and/or skills required for an undergraduate nursing student to provide qualified holistic care for patients, families, and communities impacted by TB. The NTCC is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary health care educators in the United States, with the primary mission to instill knowledge, skills, and appropriate attitudes in the management of active and latent TB among undergraduate health care students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number23
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 26 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Competencies
  • Curriculum
  • Nursing
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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