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Transcultural/International Nursing Certificate Courses

GPNG 771 Transcultural Nursing and Health Care  2-3 Credits

This course builds on the basic concepts of person, health, nursing, and environment and their inter-relationships as developed in previous science and nursing courses. Focus is placed on the assessment and analysis of selected cultural deviations.

GPNG 772 Transcultural/International Health Practicum - 3 credits

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of a select culture. The health practicum, related to the student's identified need and professional goals, assists students in understanding cultural clinical phenomena within a cultural context. This experience includes actual cultural immersion through the interactions with individuals, families, and communities in the context of culture and nursing care.

GPNG 774 Transcultural/International Research Practicum - 3 credits

This course focuses on the process and analysis of research traditions that guide transcultural nursing. Students are expected to develop a research proposal based on their immersion in a chosen culture from which the research questions are clinically based. Students will work with the instructor in identifying and validating the research questions that will guide the methodology for their proposal. PhD students in the course are expected to follow through with the proposal to the development of IRB approval. All students will participate in a critique of the proposals and mini-studies for each member of the class. This process will be called "modeling parties" and will be accomplished through the asynchronous format of distance learning.