We are proud to announce Dr. Carol Bloch and Dr. Carolyn Bloch as our morning keynote speakers at this year’s symposium.

Dr. Carol Bloch and Dr. Carolyn Bloch are Transcultural Nurse Scholars, Transcultural/Diversity Consultants, and Nurse Educators. They are Neuman Systems Model Practice Center Fellows. The Blochs have worked internationally in both the private and public sectors. Their experiences included educational and advisory roles in Mexico and Venezuela. They have created programs and lectured extensively on cultural issues for health care providers in various healthcare settings, including healthcare organizations to academic venues. The Blochs have developed programs and taught in various nursing educational levels from entry, graduate, to staff development. They have written and been interviewed on topics of cultural diversity and cultural competence in addition to nursing content and theory.

Both received their diploma in Nursing from Queen of Angels School of Nursing, a B.A. at Pepperdine University and from Azusa Pacific University received both an M.A. in Education and an M.S. in Nursing, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.   Their dissertations research studies were on the concepts of cultural competence in clinical practice. They are certified as Transcultural Nurse Specialists Advanced and in Diversity Management and Customer Service. They hold a license in California from the Board of Registered Nursing as Clinical Nurse Specialists.

In October, 2015 the Transcultural Nursing Society inducted both as Transcultural Nurse Scholars in Portland, Oregon. They are recipients of the 2009 La Opinion’s Mujer Destacada for the Health Category. (La Opinion is America’s #1 Spanish-language Daily Newspaper). Both received Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Education Excellence by U.S. Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, 38th District of California for Outstanding Commitment to Nursing Education, Research, and Distinguished Clinical Expertise in April 2009. The Blochs were honorees of the 2009 Dr. Murillo-Rhode Award by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.   Other recognitions for the Blochs were Congratulatory Scrolls from the Honorable Supervisor Don Knabe, 4th District ,County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors for receiving a Doctorate in Nursing, 2013, the Multimedia Electronic Award, Region I for “Nurses in Action – Transcultural Nursing,” Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. in November 1992, Outstanding Nurse of the Year from MAHEC (Multicultural Area Health Education Center), May 1991, and proclaimed Hispanic Nurses of the Year by the Honorable Supervisor Gloria Molina, District 1, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, October 1991.


Recent Publications

Drs. Carol and Carolyn Bloch

  • Bloch, C., & Bloch. (October 10 – November 7, 2016). Pictures of Her – Family photos bring a human dimension to critical care. Working Nurse.

Dr. Carolyn Bloch

  • Bloch, C., Marrone, S. R., & Velez, J. (2016) Health Care Institutions: General Overview, Inquiry, Action, and Innovation. In M. Jeffreys (Ed.), Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care (3rd ed., Part IV, Chapter 13). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Dr. Carol Bloch

  • Bloch, C. (May, 2017) Hispanic Nurses’ Knowledge of and Approach to Pain Assessment and Management”, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 28(3), 251-258.