Increasing cultural competence in nursing through international service-learning experiences. Academic Article uri icon


  • As society becomes increasingly culturally diverse, preparing nursing students to become culturally competent practitioners has become more critical. The authors share one school's experience with the development and implementation of a cross-cultural, international, service-learning experience. Discussion will include the development of an elective nursing course with cross-cultural content and the implementation of an international service-learning trip to Quito, Ecuador.

published proceedings

  • Nurse Educ

author list (cited authors)

  • Bentley, R., & Ellison, K. J.

citation count

  • 75

complete list of authors

  • Bentley, Regina||Ellison, Kathy Jo

publication date

  • January 2007