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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156850
Type:
Presentation
Title:
International Education Experiences of Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Abstract:
International Education Experiences of Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Pross, Elizabeth
P.I. Institution Name:Minot State University
Objective: Colleges and universities are faced with questions of how to create learning environments relevant to the internationalization of society. Health and education experiences are emerging within complex international contexts indicating an emerging need for nursing knowledge. Design: This qualitative descriptive inquiry was informed by phenomenology as described by van Manen (1990). Watson’s (1990) theory of Transpersonal Human Caring was used as the theoretical framework emphasizing caring as a transpersonal process or the integration of mind, body, and soul. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: All North Dakota baccalaureate nursing students who had participated in an international education experience were invited to participate in this study. Thirteen nursing students participated in mail surveys and eleven participated in phenomenological interviews. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The purpose of this study was to gain understanding of the nature or meaning of international education of baccalaureate nursing students through exploring descriptions of lived experiences. Methods: Experiences were viewed through written responses from demographic and open-ended questions in mail surveys and from tape-recorded interviews that were transcribed. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize demographic information collected through mail surveys. Findings: Participants were mostly female, Caucasian, university seniors with an average age of 31 years. Almost half were involved in an international experience less than one year ago and had some knowledge of a foreign language. Responses from the open-ended questions collected through the mail surveys and transcribed interviews were analyzed for meanings. The process of isolating themes by selective reading and linguistic transformations guided analysis of meanings. Thematic statements were isolated and categorized into nine experiential structures and four essential themes. Four essential themes were identified as preparing, adjusting, caring, and transforming. Conclusions: The themes of preparing, adjusting, caring, and transforming represented a pattern or profile of the structure of the human experience of international education that was found to be influenced by culture, values, and ethics. A descriptive diagram was created to summarize the structure of meaning of international education for baccalaureate nursing students. Through this inquiry, descriptions and meanings of phenomena related to nursing students’ international education experiences were discovered. Implications: The significance of this nursing study was the identification of plausible descriptive insights that may be useful to educators who assist students with international education experiences.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternational Education Experiences of Baccalaureate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156850-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">International Education Experiences of Baccalaureate 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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pross, Elizabeth</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Minot State University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pross@misu.nodak.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Colleges and universities are faced with questions of how to create learning environments relevant to the internationalization of society. Health and education experiences are emerging within complex international contexts indicating an emerging need for nursing knowledge. Design: This qualitative descriptive inquiry was informed by phenomenology as described by van Manen (1990). Watson&rsquo;s (1990) theory of Transpersonal Human Caring was used as the theoretical framework emphasizing caring as a transpersonal process or the integration of mind, body, and soul. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: All North Dakota baccalaureate nursing students who had participated in an international education experience were invited to participate in this study. Thirteen nursing students participated in mail surveys and eleven participated in phenomenological interviews. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The purpose of this study was to gain understanding of the nature or meaning of international education of baccalaureate nursing students through exploring descriptions of lived experiences. Methods: Experiences were viewed through written responses from demographic and open-ended questions in mail surveys and from tape-recorded interviews that were transcribed. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize demographic information collected through mail surveys. Findings: Participants were mostly female, Caucasian, university seniors with an average age of 31 years. Almost half were involved in an international experience less than one year ago and had some knowledge of a foreign language. Responses from the open-ended questions collected through the mail surveys and transcribed interviews were analyzed for meanings. The process of isolating themes by selective reading and linguistic transformations guided analysis of meanings. Thematic statements were isolated and categorized into nine experiential structures and four essential themes. Four essential themes were identified as preparing, adjusting, caring, and transforming. Conclusions: The themes of preparing, adjusting, caring, and transforming represented a pattern or profile of the structure of the human experience of international education that was found to be influenced by culture, values, and ethics. A descriptive diagram was created to summarize the structure of meaning of international education for baccalaureate nursing students. Through this inquiry, descriptions and meanings of phenomena related to nursing students&rsquo; international education experiences were discovered. Implications: The significance of this nursing study was the identification of plausible descriptive insights that may be useful to educators who assist students with international education experiences.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:12:02Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:12:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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