Community has historically provided an essential psycho-spiritual framework for nursing.
Changes in communication technology pose challenges for nurses internationally who create
communities across borders. This article discusses The Bamboo Bridge online community,
a project responding to the global call for nursing education about the complementarity of
nursing and healing traditions. The project explores how technologies such as Centra and
Ning promote community building and encourage belonging in members from 5 continents
and 10 countries. This article includes detailed accounts of the project design, examples of
cultural diplomacy as the emerging theoretical framework, and an African member’s perspective
of online community.