Learner-centered approaches in an international nurse training Program

Song, Wen Jie (2019) Learner-centered approaches in an international nurse training Program. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 50 (4). pp. 183-188.

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This study examines the appropriateness of using learner-centered teaching approaches with international nurses in New Zealand. A 12-week international nurse training program was designed by a large tertiary institution in New Zealand in response to the request of Shenzhen local hospital officials in China. Three groups of 30 Chinese nurses attended this program. Method: Responses from program participants were garnered through an online survey and a focus group interview. All qualitative data were analyzed using a thematic approach. Results: The study results highlighted that a positive aspect of the program was the collaborative decision making invited by the program coordinator about the learning goals, topics, and content. Participants reported how the shift in power from a teacher-directed program to a learner-centric approach helped them to engage more fully in the program and achieve greater, more successful individual outcomes. Conclusion: This project demonstrated the feasibility of implementing an international nursing training program using a culturally appropriate learner-centric teaching approach. The findings suggest that a learner-centric teaching style effectively addresses the diverse professional needs and cultural backgrounds of international nursing practitioners.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Learner-centered nurse training
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:7216
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