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Nursing faculty to lead international tours in Europe

Monday, October 10, 2011 - Nursing faculty to lead international tours in Europe
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Nikki Eaves

Faculty members at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will participate in EF College Study Tours, a faculty-led tour program that offers educators the opportunity to add a cultural immersion experience to any curriculum.

Participating nursing students will receive credit if they are enrolled in the Culture and Vulnerability in Nursing Practice elective, which will be designed to cover transcultural nursing topics that relate to the trip.

Judy Smith, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, and Kevin Mallinson, PhD, RN, AACRN, FAAN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Professor, will lead the “Holocaust in Europe” tour through Germany and Poland in December 2011. For this trip, the elective will discuss the role of physicians and nurses during the Holocaust.

Janet Whitworth, DNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, and Valerie Lunsford, PhD, RN, Professor, will lead the “Public Health and Nursing in London” tour during spring break in March 2012. For this trip, the elective will cover the origins of nursing and public health in London.

Donna Taliaferro, PhD, RN, the Paul McKee, Jr. Associate Dean for Research, says many students have expressed interest in participating in cultural immersion opportunities to complement their studies.

“These experiences will enhance our students’ knowledge about the world and will bring a greater awareness to their nursing experiences,” she says.