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Open Access Thesis

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Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




This paper describes an educational program for Registered Nurses to learn transcultural nursing care while in Ecuador. The program is based on Leininger's Culture Care Diversity and Universality nursing theory. The project framework is based on her Sunrise Enabler to Discover Culture Care. The Observation-Participation-Reflection enabler from Leininger's ethnonursing research methods is utilized as a technique to learn about the people and lifeways of Ecuador and it serves as a reliable tool to tease out information that relates to the general principles of transcultural care nursing. The paper outlines the necessity of transcultrual nursing education for practicing nurses, the scope of learning methods, information about the organization that supports the program and a day by day syllabus for the curriculum. A comprehensive literature review establishes the necessity of a transcultural immersion education program. Goals, objectives and the nursing theory are discussed.


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