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Costa Rica

NU 499 Community Health in Costa Rica

Term To Study: Short-term Fall 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 05, 2017
Major 1: Nursing
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,300
Program Locations: San Jose
Contact Name: Professor Pamela Preston
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What is Included: - Group airport pick-up and drop-off in Costa Rica
- On-site orientation
- Most meals
- Housing in double hotel rooms
- International health insurance
What is not Included: Airfare - $750 (estimate); passport fee - $185 (estimate); some meals - $30 per day; spending money.
Program Description

Are you a nursing major and always wanted the opportunity to study abroad? Now is your chance! All rising seniors (class of 2018) can elect to complete the clinic component of NU449 Community/Public Health in Costa Rica in August 2017. If you elect to complete your clinical abroad you will be enrolled in NU 449 during the fall 2017 semester.

The focus of this course is community and public health nursing. In class, you will explore the role of the nurse in health promotion and disease prevention in the global theater. The concepts of epidemiology, communicable disease, environmental health, and disaster relief will be discussed. Public health issues such as the global health care environment and work with vulnerable populations will be explored. Sociocultural influences on health such as immigration, health care access and cost will be addressed from national and global perspectives. Course content will incorporate economic, legal, and ethical perspectives. Clinical placement in Costa Rica will incorporate the concepts addressed in the course and more specifically those related to global health. You will have the ability to provide care to a socioeconomically diverse group and develop cultural competence, awareness and knowledge. You will be assist at clinics in urban communities, urban shanty communities and perform home visits with the local nursing staff.

Although prior knowledge of Spanish is helpful it is not required. Throughout the duration of the program interpreters will be accompanying the group.

NU449 will fulfill the global engagement core requirement.

Important Note: Students need to meet progression requirements, as detailed in the Department of Nursing Handbook, in order to take part in this program. If you do not progress as required you will not be able to travel to Costa Rica and we will not be able to refund any unrecoverable costs associated with the program.

Complete applications will include the 'Intent to Enroll Form' which will be emailed to you once you complete the online application.

Application Deadline is April 1, 2017. To secure your spot on the program please apply online by clicking 'Apply' below and submitting a $500 deposit to the Office of International Programs located in Geisel Library. Deposit checks can be mailed to the Office of International Programs, box 1763, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester NH 03102.

Quick Facts

Population: 4636348
Capital: San Jose
Per-capita GDP: $ 12100
Size: 51100 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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Saint Anselm College Office of International Programs