In March 2014, the Division of Nursing will participate in its second study abroad program. Eight to 10 nursing students and two faculty members will travel to Brazil to participate in health education and health promotion activities. Barry University students will have the opportunity to work with the local community along with local public health nurses. This Faculty led, International Nursing Study Abroad Program (N-SAP) is a way to offer an innovative method of teaching by fostering academic and experiential learning in a global setting. N-SAP is a community-focused course that is integrated into an existing course taught in the senior year of the nursing program. The home-stay model will be utilized in order to facilitate cultural immersion and a context for academic learning.
Participating in a study abroad program will give nursing students the opportunity to engage in cultural encounters, which will broaden their insight and have a profound impact on their personal and professional growth. At the end of the study abroad program, the student will understand their culture in a global and comparative context. They will recognize that their culture is one of many diverse cultures, and alternative perceptions and behaviors such as health and illnesses may be based on cultural beliefs. Students will also be able to recognize how nursing is viewed and practiced in a different cultural context.
If you are Barry senior nursing student and you are interested in studying abroad, please attend the next information session October 30, 2013 at 12:15 in Wiegand room 132.