Fostering Cultural Competence in Nursing Students Through International Service Immersion Experiences

Cathy Dyches, Angela Haynes-Ferere, Twilla Haynes

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Using an ethnographical case study method, faculty members examined senior nursing students' experiences and learning during a cultural immersion service-learning trip in Haiti. Pediatric care was emphasized, as well as cultural awareness and competency. Following thematic analysis, students' guided reflections revealed common themes: knowledge and skills, culture, healthcare, and challenges and opportunities. Students also reported improved cultural understanding and self-perception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E29-E35
JournalJournal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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