Methods: A servant leadership model will be used as the framework for this MSN certificate in Evidence Based Practice in Intercultural Education for Nurses. Servant leadership is founded on the desire to serve others and the conscious aspiration of becoming a leader in order to do so (Greenleaf, 2002). The servant leadership model provides five key practices for servant leaders which include developing a vision, listening and learning before speaking and acting, envisioning and investing in others’ greatness, giving away power, and building community by cultivating strategic relationships (Fahlberg & Toomey, 2016). These five practices will be utilized in the development of the capstone project. There are ten characteristics of emerging servant leaders that consist of listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to others’ growth, and community builders (Fahlberg & Toomey, 2016).
Results: The MSN certificate program is comprised of six courses: Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, Leadership and Management in Global Nursing Practice, Research in Educational Theory and Instructional Design, and Intercultural Studies in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Conclusion: Intercultural nursing practice is a steadfast component impacting global health. It is a complex system, involving culture, faith, and healthcare. It is an ever-changing process. Participants of global healthcare missions would benefit greatly from a thoughtfully developed program that can direct and support them medically, culturally, and ethically.
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