International Cultural Immersion Experience at Chamberlain College of Nursing: Two weeks in Brazil

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316890
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
International Cultural Immersion Experience at Chamberlain College of Nursing: Two weeks in Brazil
Author(s):
Fletcher, Susan E.; Melendez, Gigi Sabado
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Susan E. Fletcher, EdD, MSN, RN, email: sfletcher@chamberlain.edu; Gigi Sabado Melendez, MSN, RNC-OB
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014

This international program includes a two-week intense immersion experience in Salvador, Brazil and is a collaborative effort between Chamberlain College of Nursing and Faculdade Ruy Barbosa, a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group. This effort, a long-term partnership, is a continuing relationship with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes in Brazil. Led by Gigi Melendez, MSN, RNC-OB, the focus of a cultural immersion experience includes disease prevention and health promotion. Students are engaged in hands-on activities in clinical settings as well as community home visits. The educational activities are designed to improve community health awareness in the country visited.

The international immersion experience is open to students from any of Chamberlain's twelve locations nationwide and remains one of the college's most popular offerings. "These students say they learn more in these 2 weeks than during their entire college career. The experience is transformative for them," reports Fletcher.

The students enroll in NR441 Community Health-International and receive four credits once they complete the course. Students may also enroll in INT351-Multiculturism if they have not taken a cultural diversity course. This particular course directly relates to the international experience the students have while in Brazil.

Chamberlain College of Nursing offers this international nursing service project as part of the college’s experiential learning model, which provides students with opportunities to expand their education through a full spectrum of social, cause-related and field experiences. The two-week itinerary that allows students to learn about the host country’s culture and provide healthcare in impoverished urban and rural areas.

The presentation includes qualitative and quantitative data related to cultural awareness and sensitivity changes pre and post trip. The students learn that as healthcare professionals, they are fortunate to have the opportunity to create change in the world by sharing knowledge, skills and cultural experiences with others.

Keywords:
Nursing Students; International Immersion; Brazil
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternational Cultural Immersion Experience at Chamberlain College of Nursing: Two weeks in Brazilen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Susan E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMelendez, Gigi Sabadoen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan E. Fletcher, EdD, MSN, RN, email: sfletcher@chamberlain.edu; Gigi Sabado Melendez, MSN, RNC-OBen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316890-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014</p>This international program includes a two-week intense immersion experience in Salvador, Brazil and is a collaborative effort between Chamberlain College of Nursing and Faculdade Ruy Barbosa, a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group. This effort, a long-term partnership, is a continuing relationship with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes in Brazil. Led by Gigi Melendez, MSN, RNC-OB, the focus of a cultural immersion experience includes disease prevention and health promotion. Students are engaged in hands-on activities in clinical settings as well as community home visits. The educational activities are designed to improve community health awareness in the country visited. <p>The international immersion experience is open to students from any of Chamberlain's twelve locations nationwide and remains one of the college's most popular offerings. "These students say they learn more in these 2 weeks than during their entire college career. The experience is transformative for them," reports Fletcher. <p>The students enroll in NR441 Community Health-International and receive four credits once they complete the course. Students may also enroll in INT351-Multiculturism if they have not taken a cultural diversity course. This particular course directly relates to the international experience the students have while in Brazil. <p>Chamberlain College of Nursing offers this international nursing service project as part of the college’s experiential learning model, which provides students with opportunities to expand their education through a full spectrum of social, cause-related and field experiences. The two-week itinerary that allows students to learn about the host country’s culture and provide healthcare in impoverished urban and rural areas. <p>The presentation includes qualitative and quantitative data related to cultural awareness and sensitivity changes pre and post trip. The students learn that as healthcare professionals, they are fortunate to have the opportunity to create change in the world by sharing knowledge, skills and cultural experiences with others.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen_GB
dc.subjectInternational Immersionen_GB
dc.subjectBrazilen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:44:50Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:44:50Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published articleen_GB
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