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Integrating CAM: Nursing Emphasis

University of Washington
School of Nursing
1959 N.E. Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

The University of Washington School of Nursing is partnering with Bastyr University to integrate information about CAM values, practices, and beliefs into the training of nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Both didactic and clinical course curricula, including those for nurse practitioner and midwife training, are being modified to incorporate CAM content. Masters and doctoral research methods classes now include CAM exemplars. The project places emphasis on development of faculty understanding of CAM, and has sponsored a menu of educational opportunities including a CAM summer intensive course, periodic CAM seminars, and experiential learning opportunities. The University is also developing and implementing a program to evaluate the success of these initiatives in fostering CAM knowledge by faculty and students. In addition, community structures and community linkages are being established to ensure that educational products are culturally competent, broadly conceived, and theoretically sound. These structures include the Advisory Board, Cultural Experts Panel, External Consultants, and CAM Clinical Preceptors.


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