A Critical Evaluation on a Fulbright Experience

Charlene Downing, Marie Hastings-Tolsma, Anna Nolte

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Problem: Although many Fulbright awardees have detailed experiences in varied countries, there is less discussion on the impact on the host institution and efforts to sustain the change between both participants. Methods: The critical evaluation examines professional and personal impact of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Findings: This work details the influence of the host faculty in the experience for both the host faculty in the Department of Nursing and the scholar receiving the awarded. Challenges to achieve a successful exchange are described, and activities to sustain connections and maximize impact are presented, with particular emphasis on midwifery. Conclusions: Collaborative research and teaching activities strengthened through administrative endorsement support ongoing exchange.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Forum
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Evaluation
  • Experience
  • Fulbright

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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