Preparation and Engagement throughout Cultural Immersion Experiences: Helping Nursing Students Gain Awareness
Cultural awareness, Immersion, Nursing, Students, Literature review
Objectives: This review explores evidence-based methods of increasing cultural awareness in pre-licensure nursing students during cultural immersion experiences (CIEs).
Design: A literature review was conducted in March of 2022.
Data sources: Databases employed included CINAHL and MEDLINE. The search strategy included publication dates between 2017 and 2022, English-only transcripts, and full-text references from academic journals, dissertations, and books.
Review methods: The review assessed for quality by searching relevant articles for bias and ensuring each study was from an accredited journal. Editorials and opinion pieces were omitted.
Results: Three major themes emerged from the literature including pre-departure preparation, in- country experiences, and post-trip period. With careful design and execution, CIEs have the potential to contribute positively to cultural awareness outcomes.
Conclusions: When planning and executing CIEs, faculty should mirror evidence-based interventions to increase cultural awareness, including designing pre-placement global health courses, providing opportunities for students to form meaningful relationships with natives, and ensuring reflection and debriefing with trained educators.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Minhondo, Erin and de la Cruz, Karen H., "Preparation and Engagement throughout Cultural Immersion Experiences: Helping Nursing Students Gain Awareness" (2022). Student Works. 353.
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