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Global Engagement, Interdisciplinary Education, Nursing Leadership, Technology



  1. Karagory, Pamela M.
  2. Hountz, Diane


Abstract: This article describes an innovative interdisciplinary project that partnered nursing and engineering technology students. The students constructed patient transfer and mobility technology that addressed crucial operational, safety, and usability metrics. The final constructed prototype was presented to an international audience during a two-week study abroad. The project was designed to explore the development of effective interdisciplinary teamwork, recognition of discipline-specific expertise, and a greater understanding of the global health care environment. Qualitative content analysis design was used to determine the impact on leadership development, effective team synergy, and the global health care experience.