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Transcultural Nursing Opportunity

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Nursing students participate in planning and leading a service trip to provide clinics for healthcare screening and education for a community in need.  

Topics of focus include: 

  • Identifying aspects of culture that affect global health and health care in the context of the host country and culture.  
  • Planning and providing compassionate, respectful, service-oriented whole personal nursing care congruent with the Christian worldview 
  • Modeling professionalism, advocacy, and leadership informed by knowledge of healthcare policy and legal and ethical standards of practice within global and socio-economic systems.
  • Analyzing tropical diseases to include risk factors, overview of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, nursing care, health education and promotion, and prophylactic measures.

Previous trips have provided biometric screenings and education on nutrition, dental care, and other healthcare challenges endemic to the population we served in impoverished rural and urban communities in Costa Rica.  Students experience Costa Rican culture through immersion by staying with local host families.

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