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Nurs Adm Q. 2019 Jan/Mar;43(1):50-57. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000336.

The CNO US Healthcare Immersion Program, Part 2: Expanding the Footprint of Professional Nursing.

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PreferUS Healthcare, Shanghai China (Dr Cato); Yuma Regional Medical Center, Arizona (Dr Bowles); Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, Arizona (Ms Carmack); Yinchuan Guolong Hospital, Xingqing District, Ningxia Province, China (Ms Liu); and Student-Doctor of Nursing Practice, Arizona State University, Oregon City, Oregon (Ms McFadden).


As global leaders, US nurses will have an increasingly recognized role and responsibility in shaping health care in all countries. They should be at the forefront of changing and improving health systems to achieve universal health. Currently, a major health care reform is underway that requires a shift in the professional nursing footprint of China's nurse leaders. These leaders must garner knowledge capital to reinforce ethics, regulations, and standards; use current best practices; implement a comprehensive performance evaluation process; and capture the spirit of caring within their health care environments. Therefore, China is seeking US immersion opportunities for their emerging nurse leaders. Although US Immersion Programs exist, there is scant literature related to international precepting and how transformational learning occurs within this experience. This article introduces a transformational learning experience between US International Nurse Preceptors and a Chief Nursing Officer from Yinchuan, China.

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