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Challenges and Benefits of International Clinical Placements in Public Health Nursing

Sloand, Elizabeth PhD, RN, CRNP; Bower, Kelly MSN/MPH, RN, APRN, BC; Groves, Sara DrPH, RN, CS

doi: 10.1097/01.NNE.0000299493.00249.2d
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International clinical placements offer interested nursing students unique opportunities for development of nursing expertise and cultural competence skills. The authors review the professional literature regarding nursing student experiences in international sites, describe the development of international clinical sites in a required baccalaureate public health nursing course, and summarize challenges and benefits of the program.

Authors' Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Sloand), Instructor (Ms Bower), and Assistant Professor (Dr Groves), Department of Community Public Health Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland.

Corresponding Author: Dr Sloand, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21212 (bsloand@son.jhmi.edu).

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.