It's Time to Get Out of the Classroom: An International Service-Learning Project for Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150606
Type:
Presentation
Title:
It's Time to Get Out of the Classroom: An International Service-Learning Project for Nursing Students
Abstract:
It's Time to Get Out of the Classroom: An International Service-Learning Project for Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Gardner, Janelle, RNC, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:California State University, Chico
Title:Associate Professor
Service-learning is an educational means to prepare future nurses for the diverse world in which they live. Service-learning provides rich and unique learning experiences that integrate classroom instruction, service, and knowledge development. These projects focus on building new values and skills, cultural knowledge, commitment to societal needs, and enhancing critical thinking and communication skills. A major advantage of international service-learning projects is the learning and understanding that takes place from exposure to the daily realities of life and health issues in another country. These realities cannot be fully understood by didactic instruction alone. A nursing educator took eight nursing students to southern Mexico to participate in an international service-learning project and provide healthcare to the rural indigenous people in the state of Oaxaca. Home visits were conducted and clinics were set up in small isolated towns where access to healthcare is very limited. The nursing students experienced the culture by staying in local homes and participating with meals and family life. The homes had no running water and cooking was done outside using wood for fuel. The students wrote in reflective journals throughout their experience. Participation in this international service-learning project was life-changing for the students and journal entries will be shared that illustrate student learning and growth. This project demonstrates the value of international service-learning in the development of cultural competency, and how the experience will assist in providing optimal nursing care for Hispanic patients in the United States.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIt's Time to Get Out of the Classroom: An International Service-Learning Project for Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150606-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">It's Time to Get Out of the Classroom: An International Service-Learning Project for Nursing Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gardner, Janelle, RNC, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University, Chico</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jgardner@csuchico.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Service-learning is an educational means to prepare future nurses for the diverse world in which they live. Service-learning provides rich and unique learning experiences that integrate classroom instruction, service, and knowledge development. These projects focus on building new values and skills, cultural knowledge, commitment to societal needs, and enhancing critical thinking and communication skills. A major advantage of international service-learning projects is the learning and understanding that takes place from exposure to the daily realities of life and health issues in another country. These realities cannot be fully understood by didactic instruction alone.&nbsp;A nursing educator took eight nursing students to southern Mexico to participate in an international service-learning project and provide healthcare to the rural indigenous people in the state of Oaxaca. Home visits were conducted and clinics were set up in small isolated towns where access to healthcare is very limited. The nursing students experienced the culture by staying in local homes and participating with meals and family life. The homes had no running water and cooking was done outside using wood for fuel.&nbsp;The students wrote in reflective journals throughout their experience. Participation in this international service-learning project was life-changing for the students and journal entries will be shared that illustrate student learning and growth. This project demonstrates the value of international service-learning in the development of cultural competency, and how the experience will assist in providing optimal nursing care for Hispanic patients in the United States.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:37:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:37:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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