Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Publication Date



29th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Conference


Melbourne, Australia



Abstract/Presentation Excerpt

Study abroad opportunities for students are readily integrated into higher education. Curricular challenges exist for professional programs regulated by state & national accrediting bodies. However, mission driven values at the broader institutional level facilitate implementation of these learning opportunities.

Institutional learning outcomes at Dominican University foster intercultural understanding. Global education outcomes of Dominican University further delineate levels of intercultural competencies to be achieved through coursework and service. The Dominican Department of Nursing seeks to prepare nurses who are competent, culturally sensitive, & ethically grounded within a global community.

The Bwindi School of Nursing mission seeks to improve the health of the community through excellent nursing education, research, & practice. Mission statements of both schools reflect like values: professional competence, cultural sensitivity, excellence & compassion in care within a global community.