Nursing (Pre-Nursing)

All Nursing majors eligible to enroll in NUR 416/417 can fulfill the community health portion of the 6-credit clinical nursing IV course (NUR 417) in the winter semester experience in an international setting in community health centers in and around Cape Coast, Ghana.

Nursing

Ghana

Programs will explore the role of nursing in the health care system of countries abroad; major health issues and health care systems in modern day and traditional culture; organization of the health care system; access to the payment for care; role, image and status of nurses and health care providers. Programs will offers an intercultural nursing experience and a unique way to compare and contrast different community-based health care systems.

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors

Academic Advice

  • Students should NOT expect to get required NUR credit for international course work.  However, you’re encouraged to take prerequisites for the nursing program abroad.
  • Students who aren’t accepted into a nursing program can take the opportunity to studying abroad. The ideal time to study abroad is during the Fall semester of your sophomore year.
  • Students do not need to speak a foreign language in order to study in a country where English is not the official language. We also recommend exploring several study abroad programs in English-speaking countries such as Ghana, Australia, and Ireland.
  • Students who have a Spanish minor may complete course requirements abroad. We recommend the Costa Rica: San Jose Spanish for Health Professionals program.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Nursing students may NOT take NUR Courses abroad (with the exception of NUR 417).
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

Your are not limited to the programs options listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-Led

Ghana

Public Health Nursing

Summer

Faculty-Led

Ghana

Public Health Nursing

Winter

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Argentina

CFHI: Global Perspectives in Nursing

Varies

Non-GVSU

Kenya

SIT: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Medical Internship in Benin

Varies

Non-GVSU

Nicaragua

Medical and Nursing Brigade

Varies

Non-GVSU

Spain

Explore Healthcare in the Atlantic Islands!

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Cyprus

Cyprus: Nursing

Summer

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Healthcare Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Healthcare Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiples Destinations

ISA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Service Learning

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Study-Internships

Summer, Semster

Non-GVSU

Multiples Destinations

World Endeavors Healthcare Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ELI Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

WTW Internships

Varies

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad.

Browse More Programs

*Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you cannot find a suitable program among these, there are other options available to you as well. Come in for a walk-in advising session, and our peer advisers can help you find a program that fits your needs!

Department Contact

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Patti Townsend

300 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

townsenp@gvsu.edu



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