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A ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Approach to International Nursing Education

Berland, Alex MSc, BSN, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 10 - p 56–60
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000525876.89725.10
Correspondence from Abroad

After helping to establish and lead a bachelor of science in nursing program in Bangladesh, one nurse offers observations on developing similar volunteer projects. He discusses the need for social entrepreneurs to conduct research before committing to a project and the possibility that they might have to rely heavily on their own resources. Being an “audacious optimist” is also a must.

Alex Berland is a senior adviser at the International University of Business Agriculture and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and an adjunct professor in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Contact author: aberland@telus.net. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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