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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155221
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The impact of the study-abroad experience on student nurses
Abstract:
The impact of the study-abroad experience on student nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Johanson, Linda, RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Lenoir-Rhyne College
Title:Assistant Professor
[Research Presentation] In order to asses the impact of the study abroad experience on student nurses a journal review was conducted of three separate groups of junior baccalaureate nursing students from a small Christian College in North Carolina who completed a three-credit hour nursing course in Merida, Mexico. Each May for three years a different group of eleven to twelve student nurses participated in a 10-day elective nursing course designed to expose them to the Mexican culture and health care system. During the ten days the students toured different health care facilities, an orphanage, the University of the Yucatan Nursing School, and attended several cultural events such as a Mexican marketplace and festival, and explored Mayan ruins. They also conducted several service projects for the local Mexican community. Prior to embarking on the trips students wrote a pre-trip essay expressing anticipated expectations and current perceptions of the Mexican culture. During and after the trip they wrote daily impressions in a journal. The thirty-four journals were summarized regarding pre-trip expectations of the culture, changes in perceptions after completing the trip, impressions of the Mexican health care system, perceived personal and professional value of study abroad experience, and overall evaluation of this type of experience for student nurses. Results of the analysis indicated that most students held stereotyped and sometimes inaccurate impressions of the Mexican culture prior to studying abroad which were corrected by studying in the country. All gained new insights about the Mexican healthcare system. A theme that permeated the journals was that this experience humbled them and made them feel good because of helping others through service work. A major perception was that they felt this experience would make them more culturally sensitive when caring for Hispanic clients in the US.
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.titleThe impact of the study-abroad experience on student nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155221-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The impact of the study-abroad experience on student nurses</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Johanson, Linda, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lenoir-Rhyne College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">johansonl@lrc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] In order to asses the impact of the study abroad experience on student nurses a journal review was conducted of three separate groups of junior baccalaureate nursing students from a small Christian College in North Carolina who completed a three-credit hour nursing course in Merida, Mexico. Each May for three years a different group of eleven to twelve student nurses participated in a 10-day elective nursing course designed to expose them to the Mexican culture and health care system. During the ten days the students toured different health care facilities, an orphanage, the University of the Yucatan Nursing School, and attended several cultural events such as a Mexican marketplace and festival, and explored Mayan ruins. They also conducted several service projects for the local Mexican community. Prior to embarking on the trips students wrote a pre-trip essay expressing anticipated expectations and current perceptions of the Mexican culture. During and after the trip they wrote daily impressions in a journal. The thirty-four journals were summarized regarding pre-trip expectations of the culture, changes in perceptions after completing the trip, impressions of the Mexican health care system, perceived personal and professional value of study abroad experience, and overall evaluation of this type of experience for student nurses. Results of the analysis indicated that most students held stereotyped and sometimes inaccurate impressions of the Mexican culture prior to studying abroad which were corrected by studying in the country. All gained new insights about the Mexican healthcare system. A theme that permeated the journals was that this experience humbled them and made them feel good because of helping others through service work. A major perception was that they felt this experience would make them more culturally sensitive when caring for Hispanic clients in the US.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:38:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:38:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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