Open exchange as a model for continuing education

Margaret M. Murphy, Vivien De Back, Sandra Bunkers, Jo Ellen Koerner, Annette McBeth, Judith Papenhausen, Constance Burgess, Cathleen Michaels, Phyllis Ethridge

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The Global Nursing Exchange is a unique, annual opportunity for a select group of nurses to confer with each other and learn in an unstructured, nonrestrictive forum for free uncensored exchange of ideas. It is an unusual “conference” in that both the structure and process have been designed to encourage spontaneity, creativity, and group sharing. Relaxation and work comingle. Networking, dialog, and inclusiveness are operating themes at all times. Started in 1988 by 9 nurses with a mix of backgrounds and experience, the Global Nursing Exchange has expanded to include international participants. In 2003, over 60 nurses joined in celebrating the 15th year of this group gathering. Examples of outcomes that have resulted from this unique “conferencing” experience are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalNursing administration quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004


  • dialogue conferencing
  • nursing case management
  • nursing continuing education
  • professional nursing education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management


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