Nursing Cultural Presentations to be Held April 2 at Wor-Wic
March 05, 2007

The public is invited to attend “Cultural Project Presentation Day,” a daylong series of free health care presentations by nursing students at Wor-Wic Community College, on Monday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Guerrieri Hall at the college campus in Salisbury.

The day will include a series of eight one-hour cultural presentations by Wor-Wic’s registered nursing (RN) students on health care practices in different cultures. The students will present information on the aspects of maternity, pediatrics, long-term care, and the role of the community in the Australian Aborigine and in Cameroon, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, Korea, Peru and the Philippines.

Between each presentation, there will be an opportunity to visit student-designed cultural exhibits that include informational displays, arts and crafts, and food for each of the cultures.

Presenters will take a one-hour lunch break at 11:45 a.m. and resume presentations at 12:45 p.m.

The presentations are a requirement of Wor-Wic’s RN students enrolled in “Advanced Nursing II,” which is designed to help students learn about the psychosocial and physiological needs of clients with complex health problems and their families.

Working in groups, the students choose a culture with which they are unfamiliar, conduct research and develop an educational presentation on what they have learned.

According to RN students who presented last year, developing the presentations helped them to understand how patients’ beliefs impact their decisions to seek and accept health care. Students also said that it is important to be aware, knowledgeable and considerate of the health care beliefs and practices of other cultures in order to be effective health care providers.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call (410) 572-8740.