A Decade of International Activities by U.S. Nurse Faculty: a Descriptive Analysis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160712
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Presentation
Title:
A Decade of International Activities by U.S. Nurse Faculty: a Descriptive Analysis
Abstract:
A Decade of International Activities by U.S. Nurse Faculty: a Descriptive Analysis
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Lusk, Brigid
P.I. Institution Name:Northern Illinois University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 1240 Normal Road NS 190C, DeKalb, IL, 60115-2894, USA
Contact Telephone:815.753.0663
In this era of increasing international awareness, few studies have revealed the contributions of U.S. nurse faculty abroad. The purpose of this study was to assess the scholarly activities, defined as teaching, research, consultation, and service, of U.S. nurse faculty abroad from 1985 to 1995. As part of a larger study, nurse scholars were asked to describe their international work from 1985 to 1995. Nursing faculty (N=2,254) from all (N=62) nursing doctoral programs active in 1995 were mailed an investigator-developed questionnaire via their institution. From 1,050 responses, 247 scholars described 805 visits to 109 countries. U.S. nurse faculty assisted in the introduction and support of university-based nursing education worldwide. Consultation to doctoral programs was noted in Western European nations and Canada. Research activities were either site specific to the country, such as caring for the aged in Asia, or related to general issues, such as women's health. Geographic regions differed in the number of scholars' visits, with Western European and Asian countries being most frequently visited. Regions further differed in the type of scholarly activity undertaken. For example, scholars visiting African and Central/ South American countries were more focused on primary care and community health issues; those visiting other areas were frequently engaged in curricular support and the professional development of local faculty. In conclusion, U.S. nurse faculty were involved in diverse and widespread international nursing activities during this period.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Decade of International Activities by U.S. Nurse Faculty: a Descriptive Analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160712-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Decade of International Activities by U.S. Nurse Faculty: a Descriptive Analysis</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lusk, Brigid</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northern Illinois University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 1240 Normal Road NS 190C, DeKalb, IL, 60115-2894, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">815.753.0663</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">r60bml1@wpo.cso.niu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In this era of increasing international awareness, few studies have revealed the contributions of U.S. nurse faculty abroad. The purpose of this study was to assess the scholarly activities, defined as teaching, research, consultation, and service, of U.S. nurse faculty abroad from 1985 to 1995. As part of a larger study, nurse scholars were asked to describe their international work from 1985 to 1995. Nursing faculty (N=2,254) from all (N=62) nursing doctoral programs active in 1995 were mailed an investigator-developed questionnaire via their institution. From 1,050 responses, 247 scholars described 805 visits to 109 countries. U.S. nurse faculty assisted in the introduction and support of university-based nursing education worldwide. Consultation to doctoral programs was noted in Western European nations and Canada. Research activities were either site specific to the country, such as caring for the aged in Asia, or related to general issues, such as women's health. Geographic regions differed in the number of scholars' visits, with Western European and Asian countries being most frequently visited. Regions further differed in the type of scholarly activity undertaken. For example, scholars visiting African and Central/ South American countries were more focused on primary care and community health issues; those visiting other areas were frequently engaged in curricular support and the professional development of local faculty. In conclusion, U.S. nurse faculty were involved in diverse and widespread international nursing activities during this period.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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