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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Areas of Study: Nursing Class Status: 3) Junior, 4) Senior
Housing Options: Guest House Program Type: Global Ed.
Program Description:
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Immerse yourself globally as you help improve lives for individuals, families, and communities in Kenya. Focusing on women’s health and communicable disease control, you will work with a Nurse Practitioner and spend time in Nairobi and the nearby area of Voi.  This course will introduce you to the challenges and rewards of providing health care in a low-resource setting.  Experiences may include working with hospital staff in Voi, taking part in home visits, visiting a nursing school; wellness exams, HIV and AIDS management activities, and health education lessons; community gatherings and church activities; and excursions to local markets and game parks. This adventure is certain to enrich your life, and to give you a fresh perspective on nursing.
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Course(s)

Students who join this program will be required to register for the following course:

NURS 451: Global Education- Kenya (3 credits)
 
This courses islisted in the Summer 2018 semester.

Travel Dates

July 21-August 4, 2018*

*Dates subject to slight change. Dependent on student demand, a second trip may be added from Aug 2-15, 2018
 

Leaders

This course is led by Professor Peggy McLaughlin. Peggy has spent years as a nurse in Africa and other parts of the developing world. She is arranging many of the logistical details and is the best person to contact for questions about this program. 
 

Requirements

  • This program is open to all CUAA nursing undergraduate students who had completed NURS 316 & 317
  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution.
  • Must register for the associated course (no auditing). 
  • Must comply with all deadlines for applications, document submissions, deposits and other payments.
NOTE: Space is limited to TEN students on this program. Simply meeting the program requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program, especially if there are more than ten applicants. Students will be selected based on seniority, GPA, compliance with payment deadlines, and strength of application. 

Costs

  • Program Fees: $3,600*
  • Tuition (3 credits, summer tuition)**
  • Study Abroad Fee: $50
  • iNext Insurance Costs: $40
*This is a rough estimate. Final cost will be determined in early 2018. 

Inclusions

Included in the Program Fees are:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport transfer and ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • Most meals
  • 2-day safari
Not Included:
  • Fees associated with obtaining a valid passport or visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Some meals
  • Activities during free times
  • Yellow fever vaccination (approx. $300)


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/21/2018 08/06/2018
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.