The Influence of Participation in an International Clinical Placement on the Cultural Competence and Career Planning of Newly Graduated Nursing Students
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This longitudinal mixed methods study revealed undergraduate nursing students who participated in an international clinical placement intended to pursue international nursing roles, including in health policy, to reduce global health disparities and improve health equity for vulnerable groups. International clinical placements can be effective in building and maintaining cultural competence over the longer term, but targeted planning of placements is necessary to ensure diverse cultural encounters to do not lead to increases in cultural barriers.
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