In a world that is growing smaller due to the ease of international travel, communication and collaboration, international experience is more important than ever. Travel can help open your eyes to the intense poverty and dramatic inequalities that exist in the world, but it can also help you realize that, regardless of wealth or standard or living, people are fundamentally the same, experiencing joy, sorrow, triumph, humiliation, and everything else in the same ways that we do. Travel can also help you appreciate the simpler things in life: family, friends, love, and the wonders of first-world sanitation systems.
We encourage nursing students to study abroad, whether as a part of our Tanzania and Belize trips or with the College's study abroad department. Talk with your advisor for more details on how a study aborad experience may or may not affect your course schedule. Remember, the earlier you begin this conversation, the better!
Transcultural Nursing in the Philippines is a senior level nursing course and is a section of the Capstone course (NSG 4437). The Philippines Capstone aims to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity through experiential learning, intercultural exchange, and collaboration with nursing students in the Philippines. Students utilize learned nursing theories and concepts in providing care and understanding of differences and similarities with other culture. Students participate in a three-week, in-country clinical experience that provides different perspectives and enhances sensitivity to the needs of patients with different cultural beliefs and traditions. Students earn clinical hours required for graduation. For more information contact Gina Diaz.
Would you like to participate in an adventure of a lifetime? How would it be to get involved in something bigger than yourself? What would you think of going someplace else - and helping out?
This course examines the concepts of culture, cultural competence and collaboration from an interdisciplinary lens while preparing for a service-learning experience in Tanzania. Includes exploration of equity and justice issues through critical examination of personal and professional values in light of the Benedictine values which are also embraced by our hosts -- the Benedictine Sisters of St. Agnes in Tanzania.
Visit the Study Abroad website or contact the Office of International Programs for more information.