|Term||Start Date||End Date||Application Deadline|
Embedded Spring 2020
Mar 13, 2020
Mar 21, 2020
Dec 15, 2019
This program is only open to undergraduate students.
Explore Argentina's health care system, challenges and the role of nurses.
Learn and explore Argentina’s health-care system and some of the most relevant issues Argentina and in South America through a series of lectures and visits that will allow participants to better understand the biological, psychological, social, environmental, political and economic variables that shape the way in which healthcare is delivered. The program will focus on access to health care, the challenges in promoting improvements in the system, and the role of nurses.
The capital of Argentina and largest city, located by the Rio de la Plata. It is known for its preserved Eclectic European architecture and rich cultural life.
This course is open to graduate and undergraduates across the university with faculty permission. This (3) credit hour elective course plus one (1) study abroad credit, is a guided experience in which the student will experience health care delivery in a global setting. Accompanied by a standing faculty member in the School of Nursing, students will spend a minimum of 1 week in a global setting and experience health care delivery in host country facilities, such as clinics and hospitals. Depending on setting, students may live together as a group in supervised housing and culture classes. Students will have periods for reflection on their course readings and post-conferences following their experiences working in the local community.
A typical itinerary would include a daily session on the culture and health of the host country. Students will spend 3-4 hours daily in a clinical setting, such as a hospital or clinic, in addition to daily pre and post conference sessions. Each week ends with a seminar where students will reflect on their experiences. Weekends may include excursions to cultural sites, time with fellow students and opportunities to explore the local area.
Global Health (705:652) elective course and Epidemiology (705:698 or a similar course) are recommended. This course is open to graduate students and senior undergraduate students in nursing or other health professions.
|*Program cost for Nursing students only with the $1500 scholarship||$1,710|
Program Cost includes:
• Some meals
• Administrative Fees
• International SOS Health Insurance
*Nursing students will receive a $1,500 scholarship that will be applied to their spring term bill. This will result in the program cost to be $1,710.
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:
The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
Suzanne Willard, PhD, APN-c, FAAN, is the inaugural associate dean of global health in the School of Nursing. She holds a PhD in educational leadership and is an advanced practice nurse specializing in the care of individuals living with HIV. She maintains a clinical practice at Zufall Health Center.
Willard has worked globally for the past 15 years, focusing on HIV programming related to the prevention of transmission of HIV from mother to child as well as quality improvement efforts.
Her work at Rutgers has focused on establishing new programming. In the global health division, she has established study abroad programs; designed educational programs related to trauma systems and long-term care for nurses from China, Latin America, and Africa; and encouraged global research efforts among the faculty and students.