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cultural competence, cultural immersion, ethnography, Haiti, nursing education, pediatrics, service learning



  1. Dyches, Cathy
  2. Haynes-Ferere, Angela
  3. Haynes, Twilla


ABSTRACT: Using an ethnographical case study method, faculty members examined senior nursing students' experiences and learning during a cultural immersion service-learning trip in Haiti. Pediatric care was emphasized, as well as cultural awareness and competency. Following thematic analysis, students' guided reflections revealed common themes: knowledge and skills, culture, healthcare, and challenges and opportunities. Students also reported improved cultural understanding and self-perception.