Outcomes of an International Cooperative Education Experience for Undergraduate Nursing Students
In the authors’ school of nursing, students are able to participate in an international cooperative work experience. The authors interviewed alumni about their cooperative work experiences. They learned that these experiences support students’ learning about culture and contribute to their personal and professional development. Outcomes included increased maturation, confidence, and flexibility; elevated political and global awareness; and ability to create effective relationships with culturally diverse patients and coworkers.
Nurse Educator. 40(6):298-302, November/December 2015