Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
Aim: To identify and validate learning domains, competencies, and evaluation tool for experiential nursing global health programs at the graduate level.
Background: Standard competencies have not been synthesized and delineated nor have evaluation tools been developed for global health programs at the graduate level.
Design: An integrative review of the literature to identify evidence-based learning domains, competencies, and evaluation items and expert consensus panels to validate the results.
Method: Used the Whittemore and Knafl (2005) integrative literature review methodology to identify learning domains, competencies, and evaluation items. The NLM and CINAHL databases were searched for articles relevant to graduate-level global health nursing programs. We then used a three-step expert panel to refine and form a statistical representation of consensus on the learning domains, competencies, and evaluation items.
Results: Twenty-six relevant articles were included for the integrative review, 18 concerning learning domains of global health immersion programs and 8 concerning interdisciplinary global health competencies specific to nursing. These learning relationships were then formatted into a table subdivided between learning categories for expert panel consensus. After expert panel review, 7 learning domains, 24 competencies and 113 evaluation items - 38 for students, 36 for faculty, and 39 for host personnel - resulted.
Conclusion: The resulting learning domains, competencies and evaluation items can be used by students, faculty, and host country personnel for planning and bi-directional evaluation of graduate-level nursing global health clinical immersion programs.
Kelly, Tracy, "Developing And Validating Learning Domains, Competencies, And Evaluation Items For Global Health Clinical Immersion Practicums For Graduate-Level Nursing Programs" (2018). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1067.