cultural competence, nursing, nursing education, short-term study abroad, study abroad



  1. Nourse, Somer Rae


ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of baccalaureate nursing students on a short-term study abroad program to Peru and the effect on baccalaureate nursing student cultural competence. A qualitative descriptive study was conducted using student pretravel and posttravel journals. The major themes of advocacy, ethnocentric shift, and cultural competence emerged after the study abroad program. Results of this study will be used to inform and improve future study abroad programs to prepare students for a career caring for diverse clients.