School of Nursing faculty will lead a collaborative global health program with colleagues in Antigua and San Martin, Guatemala January 7-14, 2023. Students who participate in this program will receive 32 DNP hours aligned with the practicum course they are enrolled in Spring 2021. These courses are as follows: FNP N7505 & N7507, ANP/GNP N7505 & N7406, PNP N6921 & N7925, WHNP N6926 & N7310, PMHNP N7613. This is a virtual course.
The one-week Guatemala study abroad will include observational and interactional experiences aimed at gaining an understanding of the socio-cultural factors affecting the health and well-being of urban and rural Guatemalans. Students will work with community health workers to assess community health issues in rural Guatemalan communities and design a program to address these issues. Students are encouraged to reflect on experiences and compare and contrast health and healthcare in Guatemala with their own lived experience in the United States.
- Learning about cervical cancer rates and screening in Guatemala based on WHO recommendations
- Discussing health care delivery systems and challenges in Guatemala
- Analyzing the current political system in Guatemala and its impact on health care delivery
- Exploring the socio-cultural determinants of health in Guatemala
- Learning about issues in global health
- Collaborating with healthcare providers and community health workers in Guatemala to address health issues
- Learning about the profession of nursing in Guatemala.
The program includes two zoom sessions prior to departure, online preparatory work, 1 week in Guatemala, online discussion and daily debriefs with faculty members in country.
Estimated cost per student
$1150 plus airfare
School of Nursing faculty
Students must be in good academic standing, have permission documented from their program Specialty Coordinator and a desire to learn about global health.