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Study Abroad Programs: Using Alumni and Graduate Students as Affiliate Faculty

Palmer, Sheri DNP, RN; Wing, Debra MSN, RN; Miles, Leslie DNP, RN; Heaston, Sondra MSN, RN; de la Cruz, Karen MSN, RN

Nurse Educator:
doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3182a0e587
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To expand student appreciation of global health and diversity, many schools of nursing offer study abroad programs. However, this type of labor-intensive program can be difficult in light of faculty shortages and constrained resources. The authors discuss how these issues were addressed using alumni and graduate students as affiliate teachers in 3 clinical study abroad settings.

Author Information

Author Affiliations: Associate Teaching Professors (Dr Palmer, Ms Heaston) and Assistant Teaching Professors (Ms de la Cruz, Dr Miles, Ms Wing), College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Palmer, Box 500, SWKT, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 (

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