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Nursing 346 - Jamaica: Transcultural Health

This course is designed to assist the student to recognize the myriad of health-related beliefs and practices that exist among and between members of a culture and how those beliefs and practices impact the health of its members. This four-week immersion experience is designed to expand the student's knowledge of transcultural concepts and theories; apply cultural assessment in diverse settings; and provide culturally competent care to individuals, families, and communities. Students are exposed to different empirical frameworks to assist them in providing holistic, culturally-competent care. Clinical experiences occur in diverse rural clinic and community settings with an emphasis on therapeutic interventions, health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, and health teaching within a unique ethno-cultural environment.


Course: NURS 346
Location: Jamaica, West Indies
Prerequisite: NURS 234, 257, 357
Program Directors: Jeanne-Marie Havener, Pam Gilbert and Sharon Dettenrieder 
Curricular requirement: Part of the nursing certification
Cost: $4,150
Length of program: 27 days
Meals: All meals included


Prices of Off-Campus J Term programs are estimates. If there are factors that affect the final cost of a program, such as fluctuations in currency exchange rates or fuel price increases, a fee adjustment will be announced. Should there be a change in a program fee students will have two weeks from notification of that change, or until the last day of classes, (whichever is shorter) to pay.