GEDI Tip Book Series

Bridging the Gaps…global nursing

Nurses are recognized as key drivers in care delivery in every corner of the world and value being recognized as global citizens for following in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale and continuing her commitment to global health. Today intercultural-global competencies for healthcare professionals are part of the landscape of 21st century healthcare and nursing leadership is needed to partner and collaborate with other disciplines to shape the direction of practice, education and research.

This three-part series will address: Insider’s View, Partnering for Success, and Turning Contacts into Collaborators

Nursing Without Borders: values, wisdom success markers

Nursing Without Borders: values, wisdom success markersThis book is for all the nurses who have crossed their own borders, or might like to. It provides both visionary lessons and practical advice. It is part history, part business textbook, part travelogue, part how-to, and part inspiration.

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“Nurses are resilient, committed, and hungry for updating and improving their nursing education, practice, and administration. This book highlights the success of international work by cultivating nursing leaders. Developing nursing leaders is desperately needed and requires perseverance, courage, and commitment from nurses who provide assistance.”
–Yasmin Amarsi, RN, PhD, The Shakur Jamal Professor of Nursing and Dean, School of Nursing, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

“Both the big-picture concepts—globalization, collaboration, empowerment, sustainabilityand down-to-earth examples bring international partnerships to life in ways that are useful throughout the world. These reports exemplify effective ways to work toward global health and mutual understanding.”
–Sue Thomas Hegyvary, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita, School of Nursing, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Health Services, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

“The authors share their values, wisdom, success stories, and lessons learned with us. In this sharing, they illuminate what might be possible if we create and sustain national and international networks. We are, indeed, all one andneed to be, as Kathleen Bower suggests, curious very, very curious.‘”
–Karen Fletcher, RN, MN, CON(C), Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

“This book provides inspiring exemplars of nurses‘ ingenuity and leadership in global health. Nurses‘ contributions internationally are placed in historical context, and contributions by leaders in nursing practice, administration, and education provide practical advice on how to develop successful international collaborations.”
–Linda H. Aiken, RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, The Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing, Professor of Sociology, Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

“Anyone who is passionate about nursing and is interested in the global nursing experience should read this book. It is applicable for nursing students, clinical nurses, and nurse educators, and it is a must-read for nurses anticipating their first mission trip or clinical experience away from their home countries. ”
–AORN Journal October 2008.

“These stories do more than just affirm the premise of the previous chapters –they share the trials and tribulations associated with their experiences and offer further wisdom of lessons learned.” –Journal of Christian Nursing