Global nursing partnerships

Donna M Nickitas, Portia Zibi, Mary Joseph

Abstract


Two nursing faculty from the United States and one from South Africa established a partnership to address a mandate of the University of Johannesburg calling for the integration of service-learning and community engagement into all programs at the university, including those in the nursing department. In descriptions of the faculty partnership and 2012 Service-Learning Conference, this article highlights the challenges that emerged when developing an undergraduate nursing service-learning and community engagement program for a vastly diverse culture with extensive obstacles to communication and collaboration. The outcomes of the Conference allowed for the exchange of knowledge and skills in service-learning pedagogy to advance the civic, personal, and social development of nursing faculty and students in South Africa’s diverse culture and to foster collaboration on improving healthcare for vulnerable populations.

 

 


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v4n2p195

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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