The impact of international experience on student nurses' personal and professional development

Lee, N 2004, 'The impact of international experience on student nurses' personal and professional development' , International Nursing Review, 51 (2) , pp. 113-122.

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Background: Many student nurses undertake international clinical experience during their education programmes, which raises the question ‘How do these experiences impact on students nurses’ personal and professional development?’ Method: A case study was conducted in one School of Nursing in the United Kingdom. Student nurses participating in a new module, International Nursing and Health Care, which included clinical experience overseas, gave qualitative accounts of their international experiences and subsequent learning. Their accounts were also compared with the perceptions and expectations of the module facilitators. Findings: While there were some similarities in student experience and facilitator expectations, there were also notable differences. The students believed that their international experiences had a deep impact on their personal development, helping them make the transition from student to qualified nurse. The case study raised further questions about the acquisition of cultural knowledge and the facilitation and provision of learning from experience.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: International Nursing Review
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00208132
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2007 14:57
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:58

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