NURSING 590-A directed study in Advanced Clinical Nursing (3cr). Graduate students participate in a two week experience providing primary care in a rural mountain village clinic in Honduras. For more information contact Diane Gerzevitz Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing. email@example.com.
Associate Dean Waldman has been making an annual two-week trip each January since 2000 to the Dominican Republic through Intercultural Nursing, Inc. There she co-leads a group of nurses who provide health clinics in poor rural areas in the western part of the country near the Haitian border. The group stays in the Las Matas de Farfan and conducts clinics both there and in Elias Pina. Senior undergraduate students who can speak some Spanish can apply to go on this trip. For further information, contact Dean Waldman. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of Nursing and the Thanatology Program have collaborated with Casa Speranti in Brasov Romania and the Palliative Care Institute in Bucharest, Romania to provide educational resources in palliative care. Faculty have visited the region and observed first hand the Balkan Conference on palliative care. Plans are underway for experiences for both faculty and students to teach and to learn about cultural differences in death, dying , grief and loss and to share their expertise in these areasof palliative care. For futher information contact email@example.com or JeanMiller@uri.edu.
Hesook Susie Kim, Professor Emeritus URI CON has just received full professorship at the University of Baskerud, Norway where she has been working with Inge Holter Dean of Nursing and former PhD graduate from the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing.
The College of Nursing has received a series of visiting professors from various schools of nursing in South Korea who have come to analyze existing data collected on research implemented in South Korea as well as observing innovative teaching methods in the ares of community health, newborn intensive care units and care of the elderly.
By Björn Sjöström, Swedish Coordinator
Three master's students are the first students to graduate from the joint program between URI and UOS. The students began their master's studies in the summer of 2002, in Sweden.
The courses were taught by professors Suzie Kim, Donna Schwartz-Barcott and Ruth Waldman from URI and Björn Sjöström from UOS. Both professional and personal friendships have been established and the collaboration between the two universities is taking many exciting directions. In Sweden, this collaboration has now formed a base for the development of a master program at UOS. This program offers several courses, which are equivalent to the courses in the URI program.
Summer of 2004, Dr. Denise Coppa from URI CON taught a physical assessment course to a group of 10 students, three from a Swedish version of the Nurse Practitioner program and seven from other programs. This kind of special education is new in Sweden; there is an emerging debate within and outside of nursing on the need and direction of this type of education and the role for nurses. Courses taught by prominent and competent teachers is of the utmost importance.
Dr. Coppa's participation was deeply appreciated. The students completed all the course assignments and will continue next semester with the Swedish version of the Nurse Practitioner program. Some of the students are preparing to take courses at URI while others are preparing for their work experience in the United States.
Since January 2004, UOS and URI have had a joint PhD program in nursing. Students will spend two semesters at URI. This is a major step in the development of the collaboration between the two universities. It will be very interesting to follow this process and see how well these two diverse health care and educational systems interact.
Studying abroad is a valuable opportunity for students to gain new skills, learn a new language, and experience a different culture, while earning academic credit. Employers and graduate schools value international experience in their applicants. An international experience is especially valuable to students in the health sciences. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to prepare for work in a culturally diverse healthcare environment. Learn more about study abroad in health sciences.
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) of URI was founded in 1980 as Rhode Island Student Nurses Association
The National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) is a pre-professional organization for nursing students. NSNA offers many programs