Expanding worldview: Australian nursing students' experience of cultural immersion in India

Loretta Charles, Hendrika Maltby, Sarah Abrams, Jeanne Shea, Gabrielle Brand, Pamela Nicol

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Abstract Increasing cultural diversity and a sense of global community has necessitated the introduction of cultural competence in the education of health care providers. Some institutions have utilised cultural immersion programmes to address this need of cultural competence. Studies have not yet described what this experience is for Australian nursing students. The purpose of this study is to describe the immersion experience of a group of senior Australian nursing students who participated in a 5-week cultural immersion programme in India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalContemporary Nurse
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • cultural immersion
  • culture
  • immersion experiences
  • nursing

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