College of Nursing


Immigrant & Refugee 2012


Immigrant and Refugee clinical students learned about cultural competency by working with refugees and immigrants in the Salt Lake City area. Students attended the Swahili and Karen Branches of the LDS church. Students also worked at a daycare center for children of African refugees. Other clinical sites included working in several low income and free-volunteer clinics as well as hosting a booth at the International Rescue Committee Health Fair. Students also attended the Living Traditions event in Salt Lake they tried a variety of ethnic foods and watched craftsmen and folk dances. They also attended a conference in midway sponsored by the Children's Justice Center with a focus on abuse. While they did not travel far, students learned that Salt Lake is very culturally diverse. The experiences from these activities and events encouraged everyone to practice cultural competency in their future nursing practice.