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Nursing and Health Perspectives in Kenya

Location

Nairobi, Narok, Nyeri, Kenya

Program Description

International Heath: A Kenyan Perspective will provide nursing students an opportunity for learning and cultural enrichment in the beautiful and endearing country of Kenya. Students will work with the staff in various health clinics and hospitals in order to gain an understanding of the health care delivery system and specific health conditions that have an impact on the people and children. Students will have the opportunity to learn from nursing faculty of universities and schools of nursing and will work with Kenyan nursing students to provide health care. Opportunities for community service such as providing care in free clinics or participating in health screenings and health promotion activities for school age children will be offered.  

 

We will travel parts of the beautiful country meeting the people, learning about the culture and lifestyles and making friends. We will explore the beauty of the country and the magnificent wildlife which is unique and is a source of great pride for the country.

Location Description

This course will be taught in various locations in Kenya.  The learning opportunities will be diverse.  A variety of settings will be available to students.

Contact the program director for specifics.

Director

Kathy Floyd | floydkl@jmu.edu | Nursing
Cindy Rubenstein | ruben2cd@jmu.edu | Nursing

Accommodations

Accommodations will be provided for through hotels, residence halls/dormitories, conference facilities, and host families, with all meals covered by the program fee.

Additional Items to Consider

-Itinerary will be developed in the upcoming months.  All places of lodging will be identified and contact information will be available to all students and their families before departure
-Visa's will be required upon entry to the country
-Specific Immunizations will be required before departure. 
-Cell phones can be purchased for a nominal fee upon arrival in Kenya. It is a "pay as you go“ system.  International calls can be made for reasonable prices. 
-Swahili and English are the predominant languages in the country. While not required as much understanding of Swahili will be beneficial.

This program is intended for senior or graduate nursing students and juniors who have completed basin level nursing courses. RN-BSN students are also welcome.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • A supplemental essay addressing the following question:

    • How will your participation in the Kenya Nursing study abroad program contribute to your personal and professional development?
    • What positive contribution will you make to the program?

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.5.

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

NSG 490: International Health: A Kenyan Perspective (4 credits)

NSG 531: International Health: A Kenyan Perspective (4 credits)

Cost