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Service-learning experiences are often utilized by nursing programs in efforts to increase the cultural competence of nursing students. Through the use of sharing story, the concepts of cultural competence and cultural humility can be explained for students preparing for upcoming intercultural experiences. This case study describes the experience of nursing students and university faculty on their first service-learning trip to rural Kenya and how the intercultural issues were navigated there as students developed characteristics of cultural humility. This story is now being shared in preparations for subsequent international trips with nursing students and can be a model for programs wanting to prepare for service-learning experiences.


This is the accepted manuscript later published as "Learning Cultural Humility Through Stories and Global Service-Learning" in the Journal of Christian Nursing: January/March 2018 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p 33-37 doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000454