I'd like feedback from current nurses only, please no students. Do you think that the cultural make up of the nurse population at your hospital should match that of the patients? In other words, if you work with a predominantly Hispanic population, should the majority of the nurses in that hospital be Hispanic? Do you think having the majority of nurses from a different cultural background than the patients poses a problem with cultural competence? Personally I do. I work at a hospital now with a large Bangladeshi population but very few, if any, Bangladeshi nurses. The nurses are very ignorant of that culture, particularly their views on pain, despite numerous annual in-services on cultural competence. There is just no getting through to the nurses. They just think those patients can't handle pain, and they are treated as drug seekers, but it's a cultural thing. Do you think having more Bangladeshi nurses would solve that particular problem?