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Nursing Goes Global


Opportunities for international clinical experience and research are on the rise, joint master's degrees in nursing and public health are being offered, and some schools are incorporating courses with an international focus into their curriculum. Another student connecting her time abroad with her studies at home is Rebecca Wheeler, a Ph.D. student in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta.\n In addition, Chinese nursing students spend more time in the classroom and less time gaining hands-on learning experience. At the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Nursing, its first foreign students were admitted nearly 30 years ago, and the school has graduated about 150 since that time, most of whom were doctoral students, says Beverly McElmurry, associate dean in the Global Healdi Leadership Office.

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