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Global Academic and Clinical Sites

ABSN Global Sites
Africa
- Tanzania
Caribbean
- Barbados
Central America
- Honduras
- Nicaragua

Graduate Global Sites
For Non-Clinical Majors - Nursing Education, Informatics and Nursing & Health Care Leadership
Africa
- Tanzania
Caribbean
- Barbados
Central America
- Honduras

For Clinical APRN Majors and Specialties - Nurse Practitioner
Central America
- Honduras
- Nicaragua
Africa
- Machame
- Bugando

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

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.

 

Central America

Honduras

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Offered through the Duke University School of Medicine in conjunction with Heifer International, this variable – 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

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 and other logistical arrangements will be provided by the Office of Global and Community Health Affairs (OGACHI).

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.

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 Sites for non-clinical APRN Majors - Nursing Education, Informatics and Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems

Student completing one of the non-clinical specialty practice majors (Nursing Education, Health Informatics and Nursing and Health Care Leadership) may explore with their advisors the possibility of developing an individualized final synthesis practicum and completing a portion of their required practicum hours abroad.   For example, 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 abroad 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 Sites for clinical APRN Majors and Specialties

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.

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Offered through the Duke University School of Medicine in conjunction with Heifer International, this variable-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.

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.

 

Machame Lutheran Hospital, Moshi, Tanzania

Machame Lutheran Hosptial is located near the Machame gate of Mt. Kilimanjaro and for many years the hospital served as the primary referral and specialist center for the region.  Today, it is a 150-bed general medical-surgical community hospital serving the greater Kilimanjaro area. Services and programs include: outpatient and specialty clinics, diagnostics, maternal and child health, orthopedics, testing, counseling and treatment related to HIV-AIDS, hospice, palliative and home care.  For decades, medical and nursing students from around the world have stayed in the Machame guest house on the hospital grounds while learning about tropical medicine, public and community health, and health care in a resource limited environment.  Nurse practitioner students are assigned 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.

Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza, Tanzania

Bugando Medical Center is a referral, consultant and university teaching hospital fun in partnership by the government and Tanzania Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Tanzania.  Located in Mwanza, Tanzania’s second-largest city, on the shores of Lake Victoria, the city is beautiful and surrounded by hills.  The new radiotherapy center located in the state-of-the-art Oncology Wing of the hospital, makes Bugando the regional hub for cancer treatment and second established Oncology Centre in the country.  While in Tanzania, students work alongside Dr. Kristin Schroeder, a Duke Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist with specialization in neuro-oncology and co-founder of iCCARE who is working to improve the outcomes of cancer patients in Western Tanzania.