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Keywords

competency-based education, curriculum, global health, nursing education

 

Authors

  1. Dawson, Martha DNP, RN, FACHE
  2. Gakumo, C. Ann PhD, RN
  3. Phillips, Jennan PhD, RN
  4. Wilson, Lynda PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

Determining the extent to which existing nursing curricula prepare students to address global health issues is a critical step toward ensuring competence to practice in an increasingly globalized world. This article describes the process used by nursing faculty at a public university in the southern United States to assess the extent to which global health competencies for nurses were being addressed across nursing programs. Steps used and lessons learned throughout this process are discussed.