For the courses study of nursing students, it is necessary to have awareness of the political, social and culture influences on health care. And also the country’s ethic would affect the patient’s special needs. So these above aspects should be designed into the nursing education in diverse nations.
To achieve this purpose, the different universities have different methods to train nursing graduates, which are mostly due to the culture and religion difference. For example, the nursing students in Northern Ireland would have an intensive impression on that country’s two main political forms: Protestant-British and Catholic-Irish. The Protestant-British people are very difficult to understand the other group people’s inner feelings, especially for those nursing students or health-care workers. So the nursing educators or students should learn the regional or national culture and religion before they establish a friendly relationship with patient family and take into the nursing professional.
When many nursing students could have opportunity to study aboard, the outcomes of international experience in developed and developing countries, containing personal and professional development, is different (Thompson, 2000). It is said that the nursing students should be given enough knowledge and practical skills training for health care. Some students in developing countries had positive consideration about this experience in developing countries. They thought that they get insight into global perspective on culture conflicts and wide communication on different professional skills and health beliefs (Green, 2008). And the future professional intension changed clear after the international learning experience. The same feelings had also happened in developed country nursing study. More importance is their ways of thinking also have changed, and became more international.
Jordan is the country with Islam as their main religion, and the Islamic culture has a profound impact on national life. The religion is a lifestyle and could decide work attitude. They should obey the social ethic, such as honoring parents, joining in the religious movements and so on. These Middle Eastern nursing students had difficult problems in financial, new language, social values and customs and loneliness when they study in American universities. But the international experience would be important and beneficial to their future health care works.