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  • Locations: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Program Terms: J-Term
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  • Restrictions: MC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

Thailand PhotoNOTE:  This course is only open to senior Nursing students.  It satisfies NURS 495 as well as the major-specific ELI requirement, and the QuEST cross-cultural requirement.

Course Description
This course is an alternate Senior Nursing Practicum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For NURS 495 Senior Practicum in Thailand, the clinical experience occurs at Nakornping Hospital and the in local community of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Students spend a total of 80 hours in the clinical setting assessing, planning, and implementing nursing care and evaluating the outcomes of nursing care in an international setting. Discussions for this aspect of the course are designed to allow students to analyze and evaluate the multiple issues and situations which impact a Thai community.  Throughout the course, students will sharpen their insights into global health issues and cross-cultural understanding as well as explore careers in international nursing or mission nursing.  As an ELI designated course, students will use a systematic process as they synthesize, reflect on, connect to, and articulate the value of experiential learning as it relates personally and professionally.

For the cross-cultural and ELI components, students examine the history, geography, political environment and culture of Thailand through readings, formal and informal discussion, guest speakers, and visits to cultural and historical sites.
Estimated Course Fee: $5,000


Faculty Biography:
Mel Seitz led the course for the first time last year but has extensive travel experience having traveled to fourteen countries. She is an Assistant Professor & Simulation Educator who has taught at Messiah College for one year full-time and five years as Adjunct Nursing Faculty at Messiah College. She has a passion for learning about different cultures. During the time in Thailand, she learned some of the language and has begun taking Thai lessons to be able to speak more in 2020. She also learned about the history, the culture and the customs of Thailand and its people. She is excited to return to Thailand in 2020 so students can experience the culture, enhance their nursing skills and increase their cultural awareness.

Other Information:
NURS 495 Final Syllabus + Eli 2019.pdf
NURS 495 Recruiting Pictures.pptx
Program Schedule for Recruiting Information.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.