Promoting culturally competent care: the Erasmus exchange programme
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Promoting culturally competent care: the Erasmus exchange programme

Avril Milne Head of pre-registration programmes, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Jean Cowie European co-ordinator, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

It is important to prepare nursing students for professional practice in a culturally diverse healthcare environment. The school of nursing and midwifery at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, has invested in promoting the Erasmus exchange programme to provide nursing students with the opportunity to undertake practice learning abroad and improve their ability to provide culturally competent care. This article describes the work done to increase the number of students who are able to take up this opportunity at the university.

Nursing Standard. 27, 30,42-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.03.27.30.42.e7215

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 12 September 2012

Accepted: 18 December 2012