Cultural immersion experiences : impact on nursing students

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dc.contributor.advisor Twibell, Kathryn R. en_US Dusthimer, Kathy J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:57Z 2011-06-03T19:39:57Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2007 .D87 en_US
dc.description.abstract Providing holistic care requires nurses to be sensitive to cultural differences. Nursing programs have integrated transcultural nursing content into nursing curricula. However cultural competence requires more than knowledge of another culture. Research suggests that an immersion experience can have an impact on personal and professional practice (Ryan & Twibell, 2002). The purpose of this study is to examine perceptions of nursing students following an immersion experience and the impact on personal insight and professional practice. Ryan and Twibell's Matrix for Personal and Professional Growth Through a Transcultural Immersion Experience will be utilized as the framework for this descriptive study. The sample will be 25 junior and senior nursing students who participated in a 2-week experience. Ryan and Twibell's (2002) Transcultural Nursing Immersion Experience Questionnaire (TNIEQ) will measure the perceptions and impact of a cultural immersion experience on students after the experience. Permission will be obtained through Ball State University and the participating university. Knowledge gained from this study will provide information about the effects of the cultural immersion experience on personal and professional practice and will assist educators in restructuring cultural experiences for an immersion experience. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iv, 129 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transcultural nursing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Concentrated study. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Cultural immersion experiences : impact on nursing students en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.notes "December 2006." Thesis (M.S.) en_US
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