International Nursing Leadership Development: A Shared Service Learning Partnership
Repository Posting Date2012-01-11T11:02:29Z
Author(s)Metcalfe, Sharon Elizabeth
Author DetailsSharon Elizabeth Metcalfe, EdD, RN
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: This abstract describes a nursing educational program using service-learning presentations for international leadership development. Practicing nurses and students from three university schools of nursing and two hospitals located in the United Kingdom, collaborated in an educational partnership with a school of nursing from the southeastern United States during the years 2005-2010. Methods: Visiting nurses from the United States and nurses from the United Kingdom collaboratively presented service-learning topics of mutual global health interest onsite at hospitals and university campuses in England, Scotland, and Wales. Results: Through this structured process of delivering international presentations and facilitating discussions, nurses had the opportunity to mature in their development as future nursing leaders. Conclusions: Both visiting participants from the United States and clinical nurses within the United Kingdom developed a sense of awareness of the role of a nursing leader in confronting emerging international health care issues.