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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621969
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Perceptions of Nursing Students of Study Abroad Experiences
Author(s):
Payne, Camille; Dorman, Genie E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Phi
Author Details:
Camille Payne, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: My experience as a nursing educator spans more than 30 years. As my current research focus centers on first clinical experiences, I am familiar with the literature, and able to address this topic. Author Summary: Dr. Camille Payne is the Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs at the WellStar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. She has participated in study abroad experiences to the UK and Spain. Her research interests include broad education topics, and end of life care.
Abstract:

Purpose:  The purpose of this research study was to explore nursing student perceptions of study abroad experiences. The findings of this study may help to guide faculty in developing new opportunities, and increasing the meaningfulness of existing study abroad courses.

Methods:  Basic qualitative methods were used to conduct the data collection and analysis for this study. Undergraduate nursing students who had participated in previous study abroad experiences were recruited by email invitation. The researchers scheduled individual, one on one interviews with the nursing student participants. At the beginning of the interview, participants were provided with consent forms, and any questions were addressed. The interviews were guided by pre-set, semi-structured, open-ended questions, and were conducted in quiet areas of the participant's choice. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and checked for accuracy.

Results:  Themes and categories of responses emerged through qualitative data analysis. Researchers initially reviewed and categorized data independently. After this, researchers discussed findings and collapsed categories. Data analysis revealed consistent patterns of responses in students. Results were shared with faculty colleagues who participate in the development and direction of study abroad programs.

Conclusion:  The data revealed that students found overall that the experience served to help them better understand individuals from different cultures and different health care systems, as well as to explore different health beliefs. Students expressed a new understanding of cultures and geographic areas in which there is reduced access to high level health care and technology, but patient care needs are still met. Expecting to teach, and not to be taught, students were surprised at the ways in which they were themselves educated about other people and different cultures. Participants shared that these experiences have enabled them to create their own new world views, and will further enable them to provide health care that is more culturally sensitive and aware as future nurses. Specific recommendations will be directed for nursing education courses and programs.

Keywords:
international; nursing education; study abroad
Repository Posting Date:
19-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
19-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST426
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.titlePerceptions of Nursing Students of Study Abroad Experiencesen_US
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Camilleen
dc.contributor.authorDorman, Genie E.en
dc.contributor.departmentMu Phien
dc.author.detailsCamille Payne, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: My experience as a nursing educator spans more than 30 years. As my current research focus centers on first clinical experiences, I am familiar with the literature, and able to address this topic. Author Summary: Dr. Camille Payne is the Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs at the WellStar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. She has participated in study abroad experiences to the UK and Spain. Her research interests include broad education topics, and end of life care.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621969-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span> The purpose of this research study was to explore nursing student perceptions of study abroad experiences. The findings of this study may help to guide faculty in developing new opportunities, and increasing the meaningfulness of existing study abroad courses.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong> Basic qualitative methods were used to conduct the data collection and analysis for this study. Undergraduate nursing students who had participated in previous study abroad experiences were recruited by email invitation. The researchers scheduled individual, one on one interviews with the nursing student participants. At the beginning of the interview, participants were provided with consent forms, and any questions were addressed. The interviews were guided by pre-set, semi-structured, open-ended questions, and were conducted in quiet areas of the participant's choice. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and checked for accuracy.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong> Themes and categories of responses emerged through qualitative data analysis. Researchers initially reviewed and categorized data independently. After this, researchers discussed findings and collapsed categories. Data analysis revealed consistent patterns of responses in students. Results were shared with faculty colleagues who participate in the development and direction of study abroad programs.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong> The data revealed that students found overall that the experience served to help them better understand individuals from different cultures and different health care systems, as well as to explore different health beliefs. Students expressed a new understanding of cultures and geographic areas in which there is reduced access to high level health care and technology, but patient care needs are still met. Expecting to teach, and not to be taught, students were surprised at the ways in which they were themselves educated about other people and different cultures. Participants shared that these experiences have enabled them to create their own new world views, and will further enable them to provide health care that is more culturally sensitive and aware as future nurses. Specific recommendations will be directed for nursing education courses and programs.</p>en
dc.subjectinternationalen
dc.subjectnursing educationen
dc.subjectstudy abroaden
dc.date.available2017-07-19T21:48:36Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-19-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-19T21:48:36Z-
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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