Building Mexico-U.S. Academic Partnerships: Bridging Cultures and Breaking Barriers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602591
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Building Mexico-U.S. Academic Partnerships: Bridging Cultures and Breaking Barriers
Author(s):
Gutierrez Valverde, Juana Mercedes; Huerta, Carolina; Huerta, Carolina
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Alpha
Author Details:
Juana Mercedes Gutierrez Valverde, DSN, MSN, RN, juanymeche@yahoo.com.mx; Carolina Huerta, RN, FAAN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Knowledge of global health care is considered an essential component of nursing in the 21 st century. One avenue to impart this knowledge to nursing students is the creation of international partnerships. These international partnerships promote educational experiences that provide nursing students with an opportunity to learn the different country-specific educational systems, develop cultural awareness necessary when providing health care, and become more sensitive to the importance of making global connections in a technologically driven world.  This presentation focuses on one such partnership between a public University in Texas and Universidad Autonóma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico (UANL). Geographically, the two universities are separated by the Rio Grande River. The university in Texas is located in the lower Rio Grande Valley and is approximately 12 miles from the Texas-Mexico border. The student population is approximately 88% Mexican-American. UANL is located in Monterrey, Mexico, approximately 160 miles from the border that divides the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico. Although many of the students share a common heritage and only a river separates the two areas, culturally these students are not the same.  This presentation describes the development of an international collaboration between two nursing programs, one in Mexico and the other in the United States. The two speakers, one from the United States and the other from Mexico, will each present their unique viewpoint of this evolving experience. The purposes of this presentation are to: 1.) Describe the development of a partnership between Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon School of Nursing and a university in Texas’ Nursing Department and programs; 2.) Discuss the similarities between the two schools and the benefits and challenges encountered in establishing the partnership; 3.) Demonstrate the success of an international academic partnership, and 4.) Discuss potential strategic alliances that will enrich student and faculty learning in both countries.
Keywords:
Academic partnerships; Global linkages; Cultural competence
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD2.20
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleBuilding Mexico-U.S. Academic Partnerships: Bridging Cultures and Breaking Barriersen
dc.contributor.authorGutierrez Valverde, Juana Mercedesen
dc.contributor.authorHuerta, Carolinaen
dc.contributor.authorHuerta, Carolinaen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Alphaen
dc.author.detailsJuana Mercedes Gutierrez Valverde, DSN, MSN, RN, juanymeche@yahoo.com.mx; Carolina Huerta, RN, FAANen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602591en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Knowledge of global health care is considered an essential component of nursing in the 21 st century. One avenue to impart this knowledge to nursing students is the creation of international partnerships. These international partnerships promote educational experiences that provide nursing students with an opportunity to learn the different country-specific educational systems, develop cultural awareness necessary when providing health care, and become more sensitive to the importance of making global connections in a technologically driven world.  This presentation focuses on one such partnership between a public University in Texas and Universidad Autonóma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico (UANL). Geographically, the two universities are separated by the Rio Grande River. The university in Texas is located in the lower Rio Grande Valley and is approximately 12 miles from the Texas-Mexico border. The student population is approximately 88% Mexican-American. UANL is located in Monterrey, Mexico, approximately 160 miles from the border that divides the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico. Although many of the students share a common heritage and only a river separates the two areas, culturally these students are not the same.  This presentation describes the development of an international collaboration between two nursing programs, one in Mexico and the other in the United States. The two speakers, one from the United States and the other from Mexico, will each present their unique viewpoint of this evolving experience. The purposes of this presentation are to: 1.) Describe the development of a partnership between Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon School of Nursing and a university in Texas’ Nursing Department and programs; 2.) Discuss the similarities between the two schools and the benefits and challenges encountered in establishing the partnership; 3.) Demonstrate the success of an international academic partnership, and 4.) Discuss potential strategic alliances that will enrich student and faculty learning in both countries.en
dc.subjectAcademic partnershipsen
dc.subjectGlobal linkagesen
dc.subjectCultural competenceen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:32:30Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:32:30Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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