GET THE APP

The impact of short term clinical placement in a developing country on nursing students: A qualitative descriptive study
..

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

The impact of short term clinical placement in a developing country on nursing students: A qualitative descriptive study


38th International Conference on Nursing & Healthcare

October 16-18, 2017 | New York, USA

Ingeborg Ulvund and Elin Mordal

Molde University College, Norway

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Background: Offering nursing studentsâ?? international clinical placement during the educational program is one response to meet the need of cultural competence among nurses. This paper provides insight into the impact of clinical placement, in a developing country, on third year nursing students. In the study, we investigated how short-term international clinical placement impacted Norwegian nursing studentsâ?? development of cultural competency. Design & Methods: In this study, we utilised a qualitative descriptive design and used individual interviews with eighteen Norwegian nursing students, who had all participated in an international clinical placement. The data were analysed using the principles of systematic text condensation. Results: In spite, the international clinical placement only was four weeks, the findings suggested that real life experience culturally awakened the students and forced an ongoing process developing cultural competence. However, it is important to give students time to reflection. Conclusions: Although increased cultural awareness and a growing cultural competence was identified by the students undertaking international clinical placement, further research is required. It is important to investigate the best methods to support the studentsâ?? reflection such that the experiences lead to learning.

Biography :

Ingeborg Ulvund is a nurse, midwife and senior lecture at Molde University College Bachelor's Program- Nursing. She is engaged in the development of the nursing program, has written textbook chapters and published several papers.Elin Mordal is a nurse, midwife and PhD candidate at Molde University College. She is engaged in the development of the nursing program.

Awards Nomination

50+ Million Readerbase

Recommended Conferences

International Conference and Expo on Digital Health

Paris, France

Journal Highlights

Google Scholar citation report
Citations: 3640

Journal of Nursing & Care received 3640 citations as per Google Scholar report

Journal of Nursing & Care peer review process verified at publons

Indexed In

Recommended Conferences

International Conference and Expo on Digital Health

Paris, France

International Conference and Expo on Digital Health

Paris, France
 
arrow_upward arrow_upward