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Innovative Global Health Care Experiences for Nursing Students

Microsemesters and Internships

Graber, Jennifer S.; Saylor, Jennifer; Johnson, Amy N.

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000559

Global experiential learning using clinical internships and microsemesters is expanding in nursing as an alternative to full-semester study abroad. When incorporated into the curriculum, students have a broader perspective on global health care issues. For example, students learn historic and cultural concepts that are uniquely Australian while studying diversity in a condensed two-week microsemester. We describe the development and incorporation of global internships and alternative global experiences for undergraduate nursing students.

About the Authors The authors are faculty at the School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. Jennifer Graber, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS, BC, is an assistant professor. Jennifer Saylor, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, is an assistant professor. Amy N. Johnson, PhD, RNC-NIC-E, is a professor. For more information, contact Dr. Graber at

The authors have declared no conflict of interest.

© 2019 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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