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School of Nursing Work Goes International

The research and work of several faculty members in the School of Nursing is being disseminated on a growing international scale.

A number of tools for assessing incivility and the role it plays in education and health care settings have been translated into multiple languages and are being used internationally. Currently Boise State’s School of Nursing has the highest number of license agreements at the university. That number continues to grow as the word spreads about the value the tools provide.

Nursing faculty members Cindy ClarkPam Strohfus, and Pam Springer, along with Marcia Belcheir from the Office of Institutional Research and Eric Landrum from the Department of Psychological Science, have created a number of works, including the Incivility in Nursing Education Survey that measures student and faculty perceptions of incivility in nursing education, the Incivility in Higher Education survey that measures the degree to which administrators, faculty, staff, and students perceive academic incivility to be an issue on college and university campuses, the Organizational Civility Scale that measures the extent to which incivility is perceived to be a problem in a variety of health care and business settings, the Culture and Climate Assessment Survey that measures overall culture and climate of academic organizations, and the Immunization Knowledge Assessment Tool, along with derivatives of some of the work that is now all online.

Boise State has received translations on several of these projects, including Hebrew, Greek, Farsi, Filipino, Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, Arabic, French, Ganda and Spanish. Agreements to use the work are now in place at educational institutions in Emek Izrael, Israel; Gorgan, Iran; Angeles City, Philippines; Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China; Harapan, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Amman, Jordan; Quebec, QC, Canada; Kampala, Uganda; Bogota, Ecuador; and TEI of Athens.

“I am impressed with the caliber of the research being conducted by the investigators that has experienced national and international interest,” said Tim Dunnagan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “The broad audience and notoriety speaks to the quality and relevance of the research team’s work.”

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