252056 A Model of Globally Engaged Nursing Education Applied to a Local Immigrant Community

Monday, October 31, 2011: 1:30 PM

Mary Riner, DNS, RN , Environments for Health, Indiana Universtiy, Indianapolis, IN
To address the need for nursing students to have knowledge necessary for providing nursing in a globalized society, an educational model was developed for use in designing, implementing and evaluating global learning experiences that can be used at the local level and internationally. The model draws from the fields of multicultural learning, global health, study abroad, and transformational learning. As students develop knowledge of and engage in providing care to local immigrant populations, their perspective of themselves as capable of providing intercultural nursing care grows. Our local communities, both immigrant and minority, benefit when the health needs of all residents are addressed in a culturally appropriate way. Nursing students who have developed a global perspective on health care and can transcend cultural and geographic boundaries can contribute to the the health and well-being of all residents in our communities.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how globally engaged learning experiences at the local level can increase nursing students multicultural competence. 2. Identify the essential components of a well-designed globally engaged experience at the local level. 3. Discuss issues in designing, implementing, and evaluating globally engaged learning experiences for nursing students at the local level.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I teach about global health and work with nursing students using a global model with immigrant communities
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.