Fostering global health practice: An undergraduate nursing student exchange and international service- learning program

Joanne Noone, Trish Kohan, Maria Teresa Hernandez, Delcy Tibbetts, Rachel Richmond

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    Abstract

    Background: Nurses increasingly are identified as key health care members on global health initiatives, and nursing curricula should address this competency to prepare students to work in a global environment. This article will share how processes and structures were established for an international undergraduate nursing student exchange and service-learning experience between two schools of nursing. Method: The goals of the project were to (a) implement an annual nursing student exchange of approximately 3 weeks in length; (b) select eight students from each school, accompanied by a faculty member, to participate; and (c) provide opportunities for students to participate in service-learning assessments in identified communities. Results: To date, an annual exchange is in its fourth year of existence. Conclusion: An international service-learning opportunity is one way to improve nursing students’ ability to provide culturally competent health care.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)235-239
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Nursing Education
    Volume58
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)
    • Education

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