Transforming health through communities: an experience from a collaborative online international learning program

MALIK, Gulzar, PARKIN, Jackie, JOHNSTON, Jacqueline, MARSHALL, Julie, KIRKHAM, Lucy and PICARD, Ronald (2023). Transforming health through communities: an experience from a collaborative online international learning program. The Journal of nursing education, 62 (7), 387-392.

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For many years, universities have placed a strong emphasis on providing students with an internationalization experience through study-abroad programs; however, the recent pandemic led many universities to look for alternatives to continue offering students an international experience.


This article describes the implementation and evaluation of a collaborative online international learning (COIL) experience between nursing students in Australia and the United Kingdom.


Students explored community spirit in the recovery from COVID-19. Students positively rated the experience and shared insights and outcomes gained from the program.


The COIL experience exposed nursing students from Australia and the United Kingdom to learn about public health issues and develop cultural awareness and a sense of global community. Future programs should evaluate the long-term effects on students' nursing practice and their careers. [J Nurs Educ. 2023;62(7):387-392.].

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Learning; Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Students, Nursing; Australia; COVID-19; Humans; Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate; COVID-19; Learning; Students, Nursing; Australia; 1110 Nursing; 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy; Nursing; 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy; 4204 Midwifery; 4205 Nursing
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Page Range: 387-392
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 13:43
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 11:46

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