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This article addresses the health literacy education in baccalaureate nursing programs in the U.S., as well as nurses in general as healthcare providers. Unfortunately, more than 75 million Americans have low health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health information. This is a minimum requirement to make appropriate decisions regarding their health.