Does a Study Aboard Program Encourage Nursing Students to Embrace Cross Cultural Experiences?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621440
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Title:
Does a Study Aboard Program Encourage Nursing Students to Embrace Cross Cultural Experiences?
Author(s):
Mitchell, Abigail; Jozwiak-Shields, Connie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Nu
Author Details:
Abigail Mitchell, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNE, FHERDSA, Professional Experience: I have been in higher education for over 15 years, currently I am the director of graduate nursing for D'Youville College. I teach evidence based practice at the undergraduate level and graduate levels. I am a certified nurse educator. I have served on over 100 project/thesis commitees. I also practice as Nursing Supervisor for a local community hospital Author Summary: I have been working with students, novice nurses and nurse leaders for over 20 years and mentoring is important to all levels. Getting back to the basic in nursing is often needed as we are often focused on technology and forget about the basics such as compliance issues
Abstract:

Purpose: Today’s generation of students has challenged nursing faculty to develop creative strategies and innovative methods to encourage students to experience study aboard. High School and College students in the United States have studied abroad for decades, however nursing students are often left out of these experiences due to the curriculum design and required clinical hours. The practice of studying aboard for professional development is not new and has been undertaken by scholars since medieval times, however it is a relatively new endeavor in nursing education (Edmonds, 2010). Research has shown that cultural knowledge in nursing is extremely important and the lack of it may cause deficits in practice as a result and nurses may have ethnocentric and stereotyped attitudes towards patients (Papadopoulos 2006, Takeno 2010). Globalization was first used by economists in 1981 and it refers to the development of increasingly integrated global economy, especially in trade, free flow of capital and the cheaper labor market. In nursing the globalization process has generated a need for cultural competence as nurses are required to manage multicultural patients in practice. Nursing education plays a large role in preparing students for their competent cultural care. One of the primary aims of study aboard programs is to enable student nurses to develop cultural sensitivity so that they may practice appropriately for an increasingly multicultural patient population in their own countries (Karina Martins de Oliveria & Tuohy, 2015). Madeleine Leininger is considered the founder of the theory of transcultural nursing or as known as culture of care theory. Culture is learned by each generation through both formal and informal life experiences (Leininger, 1991). Leininger guided this research study.

Methods: The purpose of this study is twofold. First the researchers will perform a systematic literature review and secondly a quantitative study will be completed. This will be accomplished by study aboard nursing students completing a 15-question survey based on their experiences. The goal of this experience is professional growth with the incorporation of new knowledge into the students’ own practice, enabling them to be more culturally aware and thus provide culturally competent care (Smith & Curry, 2011). The two nursing professors incorporated study aboard opportunities linked to three courses offered in the spring 2017 semester. The courses included: Transcultural nursing for undergraduates, Adult Primary Care, and Health promotion for graduate/DNP students. This experience will take place over spring break so students will not lose time at clinical and/or class time.

Results: Are pending as the study is progress

Conclusion: Are pending

Keywords:
Nursing Faculty; Nursing Students; Study Abroad
Repository Posting Date:
6-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
6-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST643
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleDoes a Study Aboard Program Encourage Nursing Students to Embrace Cross Cultural Experiences?en_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Abigailen
dc.contributor.authorJozwiak-Shields, Connieen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Nuen
dc.author.detailsAbigail Mitchell, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNE, FHERDSA, Professional Experience: I have been in higher education for over 15 years, currently I am the director of graduate nursing for D'Youville College. I teach evidence based practice at the undergraduate level and graduate levels. I am a certified nurse educator. I have served on over 100 project/thesis commitees. I also practice as Nursing Supervisor for a local community hospital Author Summary: I have been working with students, novice nurses and nurse leaders for over 20 years and mentoring is important to all levels. Getting back to the basic in nursing is often needed as we are often focused on technology and forget about the basics such as compliance issuesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621440-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span>Today’s generation of students has challenged nursing faculty to develop creative strategies and innovative methods to encourage students to experience study aboard. High School and College students in the United States have studied abroad for decades, however nursing students are often left out of these experiences due to the curriculum design and required clinical hours. The practice of studying aboard for professional development is not new and has been undertaken by scholars since medieval times, however it is a relatively new endeavor in nursing education (Edmonds, 2010). Research has shown that cultural knowledge in nursing is extremely important and the lack of it may cause deficits in practice as a result and nurses may have ethnocentric and stereotyped attitudes towards patients (Papadopoulos 2006, Takeno 2010). Globalization was first used by economists in 1981 and it refers to the development of increasingly integrated global economy, especially in trade, free flow of capital and the cheaper labor market. In nursing the globalization process has generated a need for cultural competence as nurses are required to manage multicultural patients in practice. Nursing education plays a large role in preparing students for their competent cultural care. One of the primary aims of study aboard programs is to enable student nurses to develop cultural sensitivity so that they may practice appropriately for an increasingly multicultural patient population in their own countries (Karina Martins de Oliveria & Tuohy, 2015). Madeleine Leininger is considered the founder of the theory of transcultural nursing or as known as culture of care theory. Culture is learned by each generation through both formal and informal life experiences (Leininger, 1991). Leininger guided this research study.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>The purpose of this study is twofold. First the researchers will perform a systematic literature review and secondly a quantitative study will be completed. This will be accomplished by study aboard nursing students completing a 15-question survey based on their experiences. The goal of this experience is professional growth with the incorporation of new knowledge into the students’ own practice, enabling them to be more culturally aware and thus provide culturally competent care (Smith & Curry, 2011). The two nursing professors incorporated study aboard opportunities linked to three courses offered in the spring 2017 semester. The courses included: Transcultural nursing for undergraduates, Adult Primary Care, and Health promotion for graduate/DNP students. This experience will take place over spring break so students will not lose time at clinical and/or class time.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Are pending as the study is progress</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Are pending</p>en
dc.subjectNursing Facultyen
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen
dc.subjectStudy Abroaden
dc.date.available2017-06-06T20:50:33Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-06-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T20:50:33Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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