Dominican Republic Community Health Program: Academic Features
Course description: This 6 credit course provides nursing students the opportunity for an academic international experience.
This community health focused course is three weeks long. The first week students
spend on campus where they receive briefings to prepare them for the tropical environment.
The following two weeks students are in the Dominican Republic where they work with
clinicians from the United States and the Dominican Republic. This includes several
days of nursing activities in a number of clinics supported by the Episcopal dioceses
clinics. The students will also work at a major public regional medical center and
make community health visits. The goal is to provide students with broad exposure
to nursing in another culture and to practicing nursing in another language.