1. Schoessler, Mary Theresa EdD, MS, RN-BC
  2. Van Son, Catherine PhD, RN
  3. Overall, Judith W. JD, MEd, MS
  4. Koleva, Yordanka MA, MPH
  5. Ostrovskaya, Irina PhD
  6. Marriott, Dedre MBA, MA
  7. Surma, Mariya MS, RN, ANP


A critical need exists to educate the international healthcare workforce on the care of the older adult. This article describes an interdisciplinary program to address the nursing needs of older adults via a series of workshops in Russia. Strategies to bridge international healthcare and educational cultures are demonstrated. Implications for international workforce development, such as establishing collaborative partnerships, creating culturally appropriate materials, and modeling active learning strategies, are discussed.