During January Term or J Term, junior nursing students may travel to Jamaica, West Indies to deliver healthcare in the Isaac Barrant Clinic and surrounding communities. Students are able to recognize the health-related beliefs of the culture and how those beliefs impact the health of the people. They travel with community health aides to various communities, visit hospitals and clinics, and conduct health teaching at local preschools. Our colleagues at the Isaac Barrant Clinic continue to be an essential link to the success of this program. The Pan American Health Organization provides information specific to the health concerns of the Caribbean.
The Transcultural Nursing course is offered annually during J Term in Jamaica, West Indies. Transportation services are provided by Peat Taylor Tours, a known and trusted service. Golden Shore Resort, one of the lodging facilities, meets our needs particularly well and provides easy access to the beach. In addition to course work, there also is time for sunbathing, sightseeing, and learning about the local culture.
For additional information about Jamaica, contact the Jamaica Tourist Board or for travel tips, contact the U.S. Department of State.
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