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Global Academic and Clinical Sites

ABSN Global Sites
Africa
- Tanzania
Caribbean
- Barbados
- Jamaica
Central America
- Honduras
- Nicaragua
Graduate Global Sites
For Nursing Education Majors
Africa
- Tanzania
Caribbean
- Barbados
For Nurse Practitioner Majors
Central America
- Honduras
- Nicaragua
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Africa
- Tanzania

ABSN Global Sites

Africa

Tanzania

Teamwork City of Hope

Teamwork City of Hope (TCOH) is a local Tanzanian initiative that aims to raise the leaders of tomorrow by giving orphaned children a safe home, quality education and a promising future. The compound is a self-sustaining campus in a remote, rural setting (Ntagatcha) and includes a children’s home, a primary school, a guest house, a medical center and agricultural initiatives. Nursing students implement community health principles and practices, including health promotion and disease prevention interventions, with the children at TCOH and community members at a small clinic nearby. At the same time, they will learn about cultural practices and basic Swahili.

Tanzania

Kilema Hospital

Resources: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Kilema Hospital is situated in the Moshi region of Tanzania on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is run by the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro and became a District Designated Hospital in 1984. Serving a catchment of over 228,000 people, Kilema Hospital provides general medical and surgical services as well as primary health care services. Clinical groups of ABSN students observe and/or provide hands-on care under the supervision of the Kilema Hospital staff. Clinical activities may include: rotations through the hospital or outpatient clinics with work in reproductive health, pediatric immunizations, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health and other infectious diseases as well as completion of a community health assessment. Students learn about the cultural practices of patients and their families and learn basic Swahili.

Caribbean

Barbados

Barbados Community College and Barbados Ministry of Health

In Barbados, students are registered at Barbados Community College and assigned to a polyclinic to observe and/or provide hands-on care under the supervision of its staff. Polyclinics are multiservice outpatient facilities that provide public health and primary care clinical services to citizens on the island. Operated by the Ministry of Health, services may include: antenatal/postnatal, pediatric, mental health, chronic disease management, dental, school health, counselling, nutrition, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, environmental health services and community visits/home care.

Jamaica

University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica School of Nursing

Global Clinical Immersion Experiences in Jamaica are arranged in collaboration with the School of Nursing at the University of the West Indies (UWI) at Mona. During this urban experience, students live and work in the capital Kingston and are oriented to the country, its health system, cultural practices and UWI. Students are registered at the UWI School of Nursing and rotate through a comprehensive public health center in Kingston to observe and/or provide hands-on primary care and public health services under the supervision of its staff. Students are oriented to the health system and tour an array of facilities including a local hospital, a sickle cell clinic and Missionaries of the Poor, a Catholic mission that provides food, shelter and basic medical care to the destitute and homeless, including people with developmental disabilities and those living with HIV/AIDS.

Central America

Honduras

INTERDIS 422C Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures

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Offered through the Duke University School of Medicine in conjunction with Heifer International, this two credit-course is offered each spring and includes a weekly two-hour class (topics: culture, customs, global health and Spanish language) and a 10-day outreach experience (occurs in mid-April/early May) to Honduras. A multidisciplinary team comprised of faculty, students and staff from the medical, nursing, physician’s assistant, pharmacy and physical therapy programs learn and work together to provide outpatient medical care and health education to indigenous people in isolated mountain communities. Spanish proficiency is recommended but not required.

Nicaragua

AMOS Health and Hope

AMOS Health and Hope is a non-profit organization that serves communities in need through primary health care services and other community-oriented health programs. AMOS facilitates the process of assessing and addressing the needs of vulnerable people in Managua as well as remote, rural areas of Nicaragua using community-based methodologies. Clinical groups are oriented and receive training at the AMOS compound in Managua before travelling to rural communities to engage in hands-on health education, conduct community assessments and carry out preventative measures to improve health. Spanish proficiency is recommended but not required.

Nicaragua

Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua

This collaborative program includes an inter-institutional student seminar partnering Duke and Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) nursing students together for clinical rotations in Managua’s urban primary care/public health centers. Spanish proficiency is recommended but not required. Clinical sub-groups comprised of three nursing students (two Duke and one UPOLI) work with and learn from each other as they complete hands-on clinical rotations at the Anexo Villa Libertad and Centro de Salud, conduct community and family health assessments, work closely with families on health promotion/disease prevention and organize a community health fair.

Graduate Global Sites

Please note that students travel independently to and from the global site and use local public transportation for day-to-day travel to their academic or clinical setting while in-country. Guidance on securing travel arrangements will be provided by the Office of Global and Community Health Affairs (OGACHI).

In addition, participation in cultural enrichment activities is encouraged and can provide students with an opportunity to learn about local culture, customs, geography and history; however, these activities are to be scheduled by students independently.

Global Partners for Nursing Education Majors

In affiliation with NUR 745 Synthesis: Implementing the Nurse Educator Role, MSN students completing a major in Nursing Education can fulfill their culminating teaching practicum working alongside a master teacher to implement the educator role in an academic or clinical setting during the fall or spring semester.

Africa

Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College School of Nursing, Moshi, Tanzania

KCMU, located in Moshi, Tanzania, is a Christian University that aims to be a center of excellence in teaching, research and the development of health care providers. The Faculty of Nursing offers a three year undergraduate program leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program aims to educate and produce nurses and midwives who are poised to address the present and future needs of Tanzanians.

Caribbean

Barbados

Barbados Community College Division of Health Sciences, St. Michael, Barbados, WI
Barbados Community College (BCC), located in Bridgetown, Barbados, is a dynamic center of learning that provides a range of courses and programs of study. The Department of Nursing offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the award of a bachelor of science in nursing degree as well as a post-associate bachelor of science in nursing degree program for students who have completed the associate degree in nursing or the equivalent. The program aims to educate and produce nurses and midwives who are poised to address the present and future needs of Barbadians.

Global Partners for Nurse Practitioner Majors

In affiliation with NUR 554 Global Clinical Immersion Experience, a variable credit elective course, MSN students completing a nurse practitioner degree can use elective credits to expand their understanding of global health and disease, culture, history, ethics, safety, intercultural skills, development and health care delivery throughout the world during the fall, spring or summer semester.

Central America

Honduras

INTERDIS 422C Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures

*Note that students electing this global partner will complete INTERDIS 422C as the affiliated coursework and will not be required to take NUR 554.

Resources:

Offered through the Duke University School of Medicine in conjunction with Heifer International, this two credit-course is offered each spring and includes a weekly two-hour class (topics include culture, customs, global health and Spanish language) and a 10-day outreach experience (occurs in mid-April/early May) to Honduras. This opportunity for graduate students is unique in that the fees for the experience are established annually by the Board Trustees and include transportation, lodging, global partner fees, cultural enrichment activities and meals.

A multi-disciplinary team comprised of faculty, students and staff from the medical, nursing, physician’s assistance, pharmacy and physical therapy programs learn and work together to provide outpatient medical care and health education to indigenous people in isolated mountain communities. Spanish proficiency is recommended but not required.

Nicaragua

AMOS Health and Hope

AMOS Health and Hope is a non-profit organization that serves communities in need through primary health care services and other community-oriented health programs. Working alongside health promoters and community leaders, AMOS facilitates the process of assessing and addressing the needs of vulnerable people in Managua as well as remote, rural areas of Nicaragua using community-based methodologies. Graduate students can opt to participate in an urban experience at the AMOS compound in Managua or a rural experience working in a remote community. Spanish proficiency is required.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the southernmost islands of the lesser Antilles chain. It is composed of 32 small islands, seven of which are inhabited with a population of approximately 110,000.

Students may be assigned to one of these health centers: Doreen Health Center (interior-rural); Biabon Health Center (suburban); Kingstown Health Center (urban); and Bequia Health Center (on a separate, smaller island). Each health center offers the following clinics and services: antenatal, postnatal, child health, family planning, chronic disease (including diabetes and hypertension), medical (including HIV/AIDS testing, screening and counseling), wound care, women’s health, pharmacy, labs and home visiting. Students may also participate in handling emergencies, which can occur any time, day or night, at the health centers.

Africa

Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, Moshi, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) is located in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. The hospital and satellite health centers and clinics work in collaboration with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University (KCMU) College to offer educational services in an array of health care disciplines. Nurse practitioner students are assigned to a nearby community-based clinic to work collaboratively with the health care team to meet learning needs while simultaneously providing supervised care to patients with many diverse acute and chronic health conditions, many not regularly seen in the U.S.