Global Health experience in Ireland

Fisher Street in Doolin, Ireland

This global health experience is not offered in 2023. Questions can be directed to

Program description

This 2-credit global experience course, Nursing 5812, will provide an opportunity for students to develop a more informed understanding of nursing as a global profession. Students will explore the history of Irish nursing and health care and learn how Irish nurses are leading the way in transforming their health care system.  Learning will be facilitated by faculty from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and several nursing programs & health care facilities in the Republic of Ireland.  Observational experiences in clinical and community health settings will be included in this course. This experience includes 11 days in Ireland and a 3 hour on-campus orientation.  

Estimated cost per student

  • Two credit tuition for Nursing 5812: $984.62
  • CISI travel insurance: $20
  • School of Nursing administrative course fee: $260
  • Ireland tour agency fee: $1,620
    The Ireland tour agency fee includes all lodging, all land transportation while in Ireland, all breakfasts, and some additional meals.
  • Airfare: $1000 (estimated)
  • Entrance fees: $20 total to Irish tourist attractions (i.e. Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Book of Kells)
  • Estimated total: $3,905

School of Nursing faculty

Susan O'Conner-Von, PhD, RN, trip coordinator
Barbara E. Champlin, PhD, RN, co-faculty

Student eligibility

To be eligible for this course, you must be a current junior BSN or senior BSN student or Master in Nursing student in good academic standing and have a U.S. passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of travel.  Dress code and code of conduct during this course must comply with the University of Minnesota Student Code of Conduct, School of Nursing Student Handbook, and host country standards.

Application process

Please complete this application (Microsoft Word document) and email the completed form to Susan O’Conner-Von at as an attachment.