Thinking and working on a global scale

Sensitivity to cultural diversity is vital in health care professions, where patient-provider relationships determine quality of care.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences promotes cultural competence and diversity to serve patients of different religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, abilities and ages with sensitivity and care of the highest quality.

Learning just happens – everywhere

Spend a Semester Abroad

Earn 15-18 credits during a full semester international experience. Courses are offered year-round during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of courses.

Perth, Australia
  • Spend a clinical semester at Edith Cowan University or the University of Western Australia. For junior nursing students. Learn more >>

 

Take Advantage of Short-Term Travel Study

Earn 3-6 credits in one to four weeks while focusing on cultural communication and understanding.

Belize: Public Health Nursing
  • Provide community health care in collaboration with professionals in a variety of settings in Belize while learning about population health and community partnerships. For selected senior nursing and RN-B.S. students. Winter session. Credit: PRNU 296 - 3 credits. Learn more >>
Belize: Women’s Health and Spirituality - A Cross-Cultural Exploration
  • Immerse yourself in the culture, life and healing aspects of the culture of Belize while learning from healers, doctors and nurses, counselors and social workers. Winter session. Learn more >>
Cuba: CAM Therapies in Cuban Healthcare
  • An introduction to use of complementary therapies in the Cuban health care system. Learn more >>
Iceland: Exploring the Therapeutic Effects of Icelandic Thermal Springs
  • Spend a week immersed in life at Iceland’s NLFI Holistic Health Clinic - world-renowned for integrating traditional rehabilitation services including physical therapy and occupational therapy with complementary therapies such as thermal baths and yoga to promote health. Spring session. Credit: RMS 295 – 3 credits. Learn more >>
Netherlands: Public Health Nursing
  • Provide community health care in collaboration with professionals in a variety of settings in the Netherlands while learning about population health and community partnerships. For selected senior nursing and RN-B.S. students. Spring session. Credit: PRNU 296 - 3 credits. Learn more >>

Uganda: Public Health Nursing
  • Provide community service in response to community-identified health care issues in rural Uganda. Open to senior nursing students. Winter session: 12/27/17-1/13/2018. Credit: PRNU 296 - 3 credits. Learn more >>
West Indies: St. Kitts Travel Course for Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Collaborate with professionals who assess and treat children with or at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders in this exploration of family-centered interprofessional services in the Caribbean. Spring session. Credit: CSD 296 - 2 credits. Learn more >>

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Interacting with a health care professional is such a personal relationship. . . it's important that a provider understand the values and beliefs of the individual with whom they are working. – Dean Patricia Prelock