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ABSTRACT: Recently, nursing education in Jordan has been radically reformed to fit social and organizational processes of globalization. Jordanian nurses are attending international courses to improve their nursing practice.
This descriptive, qualitative study was aimed at identifying the impact of Jordanian nurses' participation in international courses on nursing practice in Jordan. Purposive sampling techniques were used. Two focus groups of Jordanian nurses who participated in international courses provided rich data.
Findings from the focus groups suggested that participation in international courses makes a significant contribution to nurses' professional and personal development.
Jordanian nurses are challenged to find ways to actually apply the new skills and knowledge gained from these courses in their work.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 05/2009; 40(4):187-92. · 0.71 Impact Factor