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International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

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Becoming a Global Citizen through Nursing Education: Lessons Learned in Developing Evaluation Tools

Freida Chavez
  • 1University of Toronto,
/ Amy Bender
  • 2University of Toronto,
/ Kate Hardie
  • 3University of Toronto,
/ Denise Gastaldo
  • 4University of Toronto,
Published Online: 2010-12-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1548-923X.1974

While global health practica are being increasingly described in nursing education literature, course evaluation of same receives comparatively less attention. In this article, authors report on an evaluation project, undertaken to rigorously examine the existing evaluation methods for an elective global health practicum with placements in India and northern Canada. Sixteen students were interviewed and course evaluation tools were reviewed. Resulting themes include students’ sense of preparedness, the centrality of the student-preceptor relationship, the importance of supported self-reflection, and the usefulness of evaluation methods. Participants viewed existing course evaluation methods as generally useful, therefore requiring only minor adjustments. There were also structural revisions to the preparation, placement, and post-placement phases of the course and broader lessons learned. Lessons include the importance of critical social perspectives and the value of past students revisiting their experiences in such a way as make conscious connections between placement experiences and their current professional practice.

Keywords: global health; global citizenship; international placements; postcolonial feminism; undergraduate nursing education; evaluation

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Published Online: 2010-12-21

Citation Information: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, ISSN (Online) 1548-923X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1548-923X.1974. Export Citation

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