Trip Highlights: 2018

Indonesia – May 14-28, 2018.  28 undergraduate nursing students, 6 faculty and 4 guests.
Dr. Joan Edwards, Dr. Vi Ho, and Dr. Sandra Cesario were faculty of record for 28 undergraduate students to the country of Indonesia, joined by Dr. Rebecca Aulbach, Dr. Peggy Landrum and Dr. Susan Mellott.  After an initial day of site-seeing to the coast of Indonesia’s largest island of Java, students spent the next three days with students and faculty from Universitas Pelita Harapan.  This university college of nursing consists of a very large undergraduate program with approximately 2000 nursing students.  The first and second day consisted of a Festival of Nursing with games, presentations, sharing of PICO posters and a discussion about “Health, a human right?”  The third day was filled with tours of two acute health care facilities and a community health clinic.  After several additional days of sight-seeing and transportation from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, to Bandung, a large university city east of Jakarta, our TWU contingent attended the 6th Padjadjaran (UNPAD) International Nursing Conference for two days.  Students had opportunity to display their group PICO posters and discuss content with UNPAD nursing students and faculty, in addition to conference attendees from approximately 9 countries around the world.  Nursing Grand Theorist, Dr. Jean Watson, keynote speaker for the conference, shared about her Nursing Theory of Caring and how it is now being used all over the world.  A major highlight of the whole trip was a two hour session our TWU students spent with Dr. Watson, getting to know her, talk to her about her theory and ask her questions about herself, her work and nursing as a career. 

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