Dr. Jane Greene Ryan to be published in Teaching and Learning in Nursing Magazine.

Philadelphia, PA, January 19, 2012 — photo of Jane Greene Ryan Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, CNM, Assistant Clinical Professor of the Division of Undergraduate Nursing, is the author of "Seven Strategies for International Nursing Student Success: A review of the literature" which has been accepted for publication in Teaching and Learning in Nursing magazine. Teaching and Learning in Nursing is published by Elsevier for the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.

Dr. Greene Ryan explains, "I originally wrote it as part of my doctoral research when I was thinking about the needs of internationally born nursing students. During that same point in my doctoral program I was taking a course in educational leadership; one of the assignments was to interview an administrator or dean. I made an appointment with Dean Donnelly, she asked about my research interests, and we began discussing the various challenges faced by international students. At one point she just stopped, looked at me and said, 'Jane, rather than thinking about what keeps students from being successful why don't you think about what helps them'.  It was great advice and the concept for this paper was born."

Dr. Greene Ryan re-wrote the paper this fall with a writing partner, a Ghanaian-born, PhD, nurse educator, Dr. Evelyn Dogbey. Evelyn's perspectives about the experiences of international students were invaluable, and key to getting the paper published quickly. Dr. Dogbey has numerous contacts within the community of Ghanaians living in the greater Philadelphia area. Currently they are looking at the perceptions of Ghanaian-born women living in the U.S., specificially their perceptions of matrilineal influences on marriage.

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