Continuing Education

Leorey N. Saligan, PhD, CRNP

Program Overview

There is an increasing demand to understand the concept of acculturation as nursing moves forward in providing holistic, culturally sensitive, and quality care in multicultural societies

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and understand the concept of acculturation.
  • Indicate two reasons why assessment of acculturation is necessary and demonstrate their clinical utilization in the effective management of specific cultural groups.
  • Identify three antecedents of acculturation.
  • Summarize the consequences of acculturation to the health of an individual.

General Information

This activity is eligible for credit through April 3, 2011. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.


There are no fees for participating in this activity.

Faculty Biography

Leorey N. Saligan, PhD, CRNP
Assistant Clinical Investigator
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Leorey Saligan is a Associate Clinical Investigator at the National Institute of Nursing Research, Intramural Research Program. Dr. Saligan is a principal investigator of several NIH studies exploring valid and reliable clinical measures of fatigue and understanding the role of physiological stress and immune responses in the experience of fatigue.

His research focus is determining a deeper understanding of the molecular-genetic mechanisms involve in perceived fatigue and finding how these mechanisms can be utilized to alleviate fatigue symptoms from patients using innovative interventions.  He is a licensed and practicing family nurse practitioner. He obtained his MS and PhD in nursing degrees from Hampton University.


Nursing Credit 

Accreditation Statement

XXX is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEPXXXX. XXX designates this CNE activity for 1.0 contact hour.


In accordance with the California Board of Nursing, PNAA, requires that all program planners, faculty, and providers who are in a position to control the content of a CE activity are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have or have had within the last 12 months with the commercial supporter or the manufacturer(s) of any commercial device(s) discussed in this educational activity. Accordingly the following disclosures were made.

Faculty Disclosure

The presenting faculty reported the following:

Dr. Leorey Saligan has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with the grantors or any other commercial company whose products and services may be related to her presentation.


Planner and Provider Financial Disclosure

The PNAA Journal Editorial Staff  who were involved in the development of this activity have no financial relationships with any commercial interests that are relevant to this activity.

Conflict of Interest Resolution

To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was fully peer reviewed by members of the PNAA Journal Editorial Staff. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and commercially balanced.

Off-Label/Investigational Disclosures

In accordance with PNAA policy, the audience is advised of the following disclosures regarding unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices:

Dr. Saligan indicated that his presentation would not include the discussion of unlabeled uses of commercial products or investigational products not yet approved by the FDA for any use in the United States.

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To participate in this Continuing Education, the following activities must be completed:

  1. Complete CE application.
  2. Study the Continuing education content.
  3. Take the Self Assessment. Participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the self-assessment to qualify for CE credit.
  4. Complete the Continuing education activity evaluation.
  5. The Continuing Education Contact Hour certificate will be emailed to the participant after successfully completing the online self-assessment and evaluation.


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