International nursing exchange programs

J Contin Educ Nurs. Jan-Feb 2006;37(1):16-20. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20060101-06.


International nursing programs provide a venue for nurses from many countries to have a dialogue about nursing practice, education, and research. This article provides an overview of a comprehensive international nursing program at a large academic medical center. Two aspects of the international nursing program are addressed: hosting international nurse visitors and facilitating visits of U.S. nurses abroad. The history, objectives, selection of participants, and design of the program are described. A retrospective review of outcomes of the international program is provided based on feedback from participants.

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / organization & administration*
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • International Educational Exchange*
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Japan
  • Minnesota
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital* / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital* / psychology
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Philippines
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Students, Nursing / psychology
  • Transcultural Nursing / education