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Saint Lucia

Transcultural Nursing in St. Lucia: Global Health Perspectives, Health Care Systems, and the Nursing Role

Term To Study: Winter Term 2023
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2022
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,600
Contact Phone: 608.663.3436
Contact Name: Barb Gallogly
Contact Email: bgallogly@edgewood.edu
What is Included: - Flight
- Accommodations
- On-site travel
- Grocery Allowance
- Study Abroad Health Insurance
-Covid testing fees
-Quarantine insurance
-PPD supplies
What is not Included: - Personal Expenses
- Chosen meals off-site
-Castries overnight housing and activities
-Snorkeling excursion
Estimated Costs: $3,600 (airfare determined in Fall 2022- costs may vary)

Payment Breakdown:
April 29- $900.00 non-refundable
June 30th- $900
September 30th - $900
November 30th - $900*Scholarship taken out of last payment.

Scholarship available for this program! Program and scholarship applications must be submitted by the deadline to be eligible for scholarship.

Program Application due: March 25th, 2022
Scholarship Application due: April 1st, 2022
Program Description

Course Structure: (4 credits)
NRS 352: Fall 2022
Field Experience: January 1, 2023– January 15, 2023
NRS 353: Spring 2023 (Tags: COR 2 or Perspectives)

These courses will fulfill the COR 2 general education requirement*

*A single course can only fulfill one general education requirement. If students want this study abroad course to fulfill an alternative general education requirement, they must work with their advisors to achieve this. Alternative requirements available: Perspectives requirement

Program Criteria:
- Must be fully vaccinated and boosted with the Covid-19 vaccine
- Prerequisites: Concurrent NRS 340 & 341 and successful completion of COR 1 or COR 199
- NRS 310 & NRS 311 students will be considered

Dates of travel: January 1-January 15, 2023(subject to change based on flight schedules)

Course description: NRS 352 and NRS 353 will provide a trans-cultural nursing experience through pre and post-immersion classroom instruction and an immersion field experience. Students will study St. Lucian history, economics, governance structures, political and environmental influences, cultural beliefs and practices and their impact on health. Students will care for St. Lucian people with communicable and non-communicable diseases at St. Jude’s Hospital and Clinics, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. During the immersion field experience, students will focus on the epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases and the impact of health disparities and limited resources on human health and well-being

Travel itinerary: Student nurses will work at St. Jude’s Hospital, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia and a community based health center. Cultural experiences will include travel to Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, Castries market, Pidgeon Island National Park, the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a rain forest hike with a naturalist, and the St. Lucian botanical gardens and volcano.

Application Requirements:
- Statement of interest in the St. Lucia Transcultural Nursing course and field experience.
- Letter of recommendation from a clinical instructor.
- Resume
- Proof of Certified Nursing Assistance License (must be active)

Edgewood College continues to review and implement new health and safety protocols as we monitor new developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our community and the communities in which we travel and engage are our top priority. We will inform applicants if any modifications or cancellations are made to their program. Before applying, please carefully consider the added health, financial, academic, and other risks associated with studying abroad during a pandemic.

Starting in the Spring 2022 semester, Edgewood College requires all study abroad participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Quick Facts

Population: 162178
Capital: Castries
Per-capita GDP: $ 12800
Size: 616 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 04:00 hours) Atlantic Time (Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Edgewood College Center for Global Education Study Abroad Portal