A Cultural Immersion Experience for Nursing Students
This research study explores the effects of an intense cultural immersion experience on nursing students' cultural attitudes. Students were exposed to an intense ten day clinical cultural experience in a developing country in South America. They were pre-tested on their cultural attitudes using Cushner's Inventory of Cross-Cultural Sensitivity (ICCS), they completed guided journal experiences during the trip, and they took the same inventory, post experience. Although quantitative results were not statistically significant, their quantitative journals indicate a significant change in cultural attitudes.
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