Posted on Apr 30, 2010

Diverse Community, Global Impact

Diverse Community, Global Impact


As part of its strategic plan, the USF College of Nursing strives to sustain global prominence, ensure success for a diverse student population, function in a global market and develop an inclusive work and learning environment. Towards this effort, the College is partnering with nursing students to develop helpful hints for incoming and existing students. Students participating in the project include Susan Abuduljawad, Nataliya Sia, Bunmi Adeyemi and Mulubrhan Mogos. Initiated by the College of Nursing Diversity Committee, the endeavor aims to develop a list of top ten suggestions to assist students as they transition into life at USF. At completion of the project, students will present the information at the orientation sponsored by the USF Offi e of International Affairs with a liaison from the College of Nursing Global Health Center.

International students from the USF College of Nursing bring a unique perspective to the College and reflect learning in a global context. Interacting with individuals from diverse cultures contributes not only to a student’s ability to function as a nurse, but also to our overall understanding of society and the world. As of summer 2009, students in the College of Nursing comprised individuals from 19 countries, including the United States. Other nations represented include Bangledesh, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Eritrea, Estonia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, St. Vincent/The Grenadines and Trinidad/Tobago.

Story by Marcia Parker
Photo by Luis Battistini
Originally published in the Fall 2009 Nursing Life magazine