Examining the impact of short-term study in the United States on internatinal nurses' personal and professional development

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307887
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Examining the impact of short-term study in the United States on internatinal nurses' personal and professional development
Author(s):
Simon, Margaux R; Sherwood, Gwen D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Margaux R Simon, RN, BSN, mxsimon@gmail.com; Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Many studies describe the impact of global health experiences for United States (US) students in changing their world-view and promoting professional development (Kulbok et al. 2012). However, few studies reported how international short study experiences impact international nurses who come to US. With globalization and increased international experiences, this study examined the impact of short study experiences on nurses who come to the US for professional development.

An electronic survey was emailed to 120 international nurses who participated in the Visiting International Scholars (VIS) program at a large school of nursing since 2001.  Each visitor was assigned a mentor to guide an individual program of study. The survey included demographics, a self-assessment of impact using a likert scale, and open-ended questions. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and qualitative content analysis.

The presentation will include demographic data and discussion of three themes. Based on 59 completed surveys, most respondents were female between 31-50 years old during the experience; 86% were from China, South Korea, Thailand or Taiwan; 66% were in the US for 1 semester or less. The longest stay was 18 months. Reasons for the visit included part of their PhD program, post-doctoral fellowship, and faculty or specialty development.

Benefits were that the experience contributed to their professional career, intellectual development, interactions with people from other countries, broadened their view of nursing and health care, and helped develop their self-confidence.  Three primary themes emerged from the open ended questions:  skill development, changing views of nursing, and career advancement. Many respondents report continuing collaboration with their US mentors.

Like US nurses, international nurses report global study experiences contribute to personal and professional development. Data from the study can help fill a gap in the current literature and inform the design of mutually beneficial global health partnerships.

Keywords:
transcultural partnerships; global health; scholarship development
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExamining the impact of short-term study in the United States on internatinal nurses' personal and professional developmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Margaux Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSherwood, Gwen D.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMargaux R Simon, RN, BSN, mxsimon@gmail.com; Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307887-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Many studies describe the impact of global health experiences for United States (US) students in changing their world-view and promoting professional development (Kulbok et al. 2012). However, few studies reported how international short study experiences impact international nurses who come to US. With globalization and increased international experiences, this study examined the impact of short study experiences on nurses who come to the US for professional development. <p>An electronic survey was emailed to 120 international nurses who participated in the Visiting International Scholars (VIS) program at a large school of nursing since 2001.  Each visitor was assigned a mentor to guide an individual program of study. The survey included demographics, a self-assessment of impact using a likert scale, and open-ended questions. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and qualitative content analysis. <p>The presentation will include demographic data and discussion of three themes. Based on 59 completed surveys, most respondents were female between 31-50 years old during the experience; 86% were from China, South Korea, Thailand or Taiwan; 66% were in the US for 1 semester or less. The longest stay was 18 months. Reasons for the visit included part of their PhD program, post-doctoral fellowship, and faculty or specialty development. <p>Benefits were that the experience contributed to their professional career, intellectual development, interactions with people from other countries, broadened their view of nursing and health care, and helped develop their self-confidence.  Three primary themes emerged from the open ended questions:  skill development, changing views of nursing, and career advancement. Many respondents report continuing collaboration with their US mentors. <p>Like US nurses, international nurses report global study experiences contribute to personal and professional development. Data from the study can help fill a gap in the current literature and inform the design of mutually beneficial global health partnerships.en_GB
dc.subjecttranscultural partnershipsen_GB
dc.subjectglobal healthen_GB
dc.subjectscholarship developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:39Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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