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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622092
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Preparing Nursing Students for International Learning Experiences
Other Titles:
Advancing World Health Through Nursing Students' Study Abroad Experiences: Shared Insights [Symposium]
Author(s):
Lundberg, Karen Miller; Corbett, Cheryl Ann; Edmunds, Debra
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Iota-at-Large
Author Details:
Karen M. Lundberg, MS, Cheryl A. Corbett, MSN, Debra Edmunds, MS, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Abstract:

Purpose: Faculty at a western United States university found it essential for student nurses participating in a clinical international experience to complete a preparatory course prior to in-country experience. Students prepared by learning about travel expectations, culture and people, course requirements and personal perceptions. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the significance of cultural preparation before travel, and describe a cultural preparatory course.

Methods: Students selected to participate in an international experience are required to complete a one-credit cultural preparatory class. The course is taught the semester before student travel. Course outcomes include assisting students to understand their own personal worldview and perceived experience expectations, in addition to studying about the culture and people. Students also prepare to practice nursing in an international setting. Additional preparation includes the development of an emergency plan for possible in country disasters. Teaching methods include book reports, oral presentations on culture topics, guest lectures, videos, and reading articles. Class discussions are very helpful concerning culture shock and culture biases. These important discussions help students identify their personal risks of maladaptation to new international experiences. Students are also given opportunities to voice fears or concerns during discussions whereupon faculty can address these issues prior to travel. Presenting faculty have assisted students in preparation for a variety of international experiences including India, Vietnam, Tonga and refugee populations.

Results: Students prepared for international travel have a more rewarding encounter and adapt quicker to their new situation, allowing for earlier engagement in the international experience. End of travel student feedback provided faculty with suggestions for improved preparation such as guest speakers from different religious communities and increased language skills.

Conclusions: The benefits of cultural preparation contribute to a more enlightened international experience for both faculty and students. Continued preparation is vital for international travel. Faculty are encouraged to implement a similar type of preparatory program for international study abroad programs.

Keywords:
learning strategies; study abroad; travel preparation
Repository Posting Date:
24-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
24-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17D07
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
Note:
One combined slide deck was submitted for all presentations in this symposium. This slide deck will be attached to other records in the repository. Please look for the desired session within the combined presentation.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titlePreparing Nursing Students for International Learning Experiencesen_US
dc.title.alternativeAdvancing World Health Through Nursing Students' Study Abroad Experiences: Shared Insights [Symposium]en
dc.contributor.authorLundberg, Karen Milleren
dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Cheryl Annen
dc.contributor.authorEdmunds, Debraen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Iota-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsKaren M. Lundberg, MS, Cheryl A. Corbett, MSN, Debra Edmunds, MS, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622092-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span>Faculty at a western United States university found it essential for student nurses participating in a clinical international experience to complete a preparatory course prior to in-country experience. Students prepared by learning about travel expectations, culture and people, course requirements and personal perceptions. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the significance of cultural preparation before travel, and describe a cultural preparatory course.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>Students selected to participate in an international experience are required to complete a one-credit cultural preparatory class. The course is taught the semester before student travel. Course outcomes include assisting students to understand their own personal worldview and perceived experience expectations, in addition to studying about the culture and people. Students also prepare to practice nursing in an international setting. Additional preparation includes the development of an emergency plan for possible in country disasters. Teaching methods include book reports, oral presentations on culture topics, guest lectures, videos, and reading articles. Class discussions are very helpful concerning culture shock and culture biases. These important discussions help students identify their personal risks of maladaptation to new international experiences. Students are also given opportunities to voice fears or concerns during discussions whereupon faculty can address these issues prior to travel. Presenting faculty have assisted students in preparation for a variety of international experiences including India, Vietnam, Tonga and refugee populations.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Students prepared for international travel have a more rewarding encounter and adapt quicker to their new situation, allowing for earlier engagement in the international experience. End of travel student feedback provided faculty with suggestions for improved preparation such as guest speakers from different religious communities and increased language skills.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions: </strong>The benefits of cultural preparation contribute to a more enlightened international experience for both faculty and students. Continued preparation is vital for international travel. Faculty are encouraged to implement a similar type of preparatory program for international study abroad programs.</p>en
dc.subjectlearning strategiesen
dc.subjectstudy abroaden
dc.subjecttravel preparationen
dc.date.available2017-07-24T20:24:35Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-24-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-24T20:24:35Z-
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
dc.description.noteOne combined slide deck was submitted for all presentations in this symposium. This slide deck will be attached to other records in the repository. Please look for the desired session within the combined presentation.-
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