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Increasing Cultural Competence in Nursing through International Service-Learning Experiences

Bentley, Regina EdD, RN; Ellison, Kathy Jo DSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NNE.0000289385.14007.b4
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As society becomes increasingly culturally diverse, preparing nursing students to become culturally competent practitioners has become more critical. The authors share one school's experience with the development and implementation of a cross-cultural, international, service-learning experience. Discussion will include the development of an elective nursing course with cross-cultural content and the implementation of an international service-learning trip to Quito, Ecuador.

Authors' Affiliation: Assistant Professor (Dr Bentley); Associate Professor (Dr Ellison), School of Nursing, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Corresponding Author: Dr Bentley, 211 Miller Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849 (

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.