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International Nursing Opportunities

If you are considering international travel, we invite you to read our blogs from our previous trips to Thailand and Zambia. These courses will provide life-changing experiences filled with fun, growth, and cultural challenges. 

The international NURS 495 Senior Practicum in Thailand focuses upon the development of clinical decision-making skills and refinement of clinical coordinating behaviors with groups of patients in an international setting, specifically in Thailand. The course will provide opportunities for students to synthesize theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, nursing process, and professional role behaviors with an emphasis on global health issues and cross-cultural understanding of cultural diversity. The clinical experience will focus on the care of patient groups in an urban setting of Nakornping Hospital, Chiang Mai and in the rural villages of Thailand. Clinical nurse preceptors will be Messiah faculty, Thai nurses and Thai student nurses. Some of the cultural experiences will include a visit to an elephant camp, Doi Suthep, Thai cooking class & the Night Safari.

The international NURS 495 Senior Practicum in Zambia focuses upon the development of clinical decision-making skills, and refinement of clinical coordinating behaviors with groups of patients and staff in an international setting, specifically at Macha Hospital, Zambia. The course will provide opportunities for students to synthesize theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, nursing process, and professional role behaviors with an emphasis on global health issues and cross-cultural understanding of cultural diversity. The clinical experience will focus on the care of patient groups in a rural African community greatly impacted by the Sub-Saharan AIDS pandemic, and the two other diseases of poverty targeted by the Global Fund: malaria and tuberculosis. Clinical nurse preceptors will be the Messiah faculty and Zambian nurses as determined by Macha Hospital’s Tutors, Chief Clinical Officer, and Medical Director. Some of the cultural experiences will include a visit to Livingstone, Chobe Game Park & Victoria Falls.

Zambia 2016

Follow our nursing students as they study international nursing at the Macha Mission Hospital in Zambia.

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Thailand 2016

Follow our nursing students as they study international nursing at Boromarajonani College of Nursing Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

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Let's Go On an Adventure!

Read about a senior's personal experiences in Thailand, January 2016.

American author and poet, Maya Angelou mentioned in a series of short essays she wrote titled Wouldn’t take Nothing for My New Journey that “perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”  That very idea transcends beyond just a simple quote someone has probably captioned for Instagram photos.  To me it speaks profoundly of my senior practicum experience to Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Traveling to a foreign country opens up a world of possibilities, and I clearly saw my opportunities as soon as my gigantic airplane landed on Thai soil. 

 

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Messiah & Baromarajchonanee College of Nursing, Chiang Mai

Highlights of Our Exchange Program 2009-2015