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Fall 2013
Oct 04,2022
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NURS 365 - STUDY TRIP TO SIERRA LEONE
The objective of this study trip to Sierra Leone West Africa is to expose students to differences in healthcare environments and the cultural implications for healthcare. This trip offers a comprehensive overview of community healthcare in Sierra Leone as well as introduction to African civilization, society, and culture. By the end of the study trip, students will appreciate the impact that politics play on the delivery of healthcare in sub Sahara Africa. Students will understand how Sierra Leone's recent wars and economic and political history has shaped its society and current healthcare environment. Students will also experience the impact that the work of Ramapo nursing faculty has on transforming the curriculum. On return to RCNJ after these experiential learning opportunities students will make presentations to students and faculty groups about their lived experiences. This program is in keeping with Ramapo's mission of international education, intercultural understanding, and experiential learning opportunities. On return from this trip, students will be able to: (1) Draw comparisons between their own culture and that of Sierra Leoneans; (2) Analyze the health needs in the population of Sierra Leone; (3) Differentiate between the health care systems in the US and Sierra Leone; (4) Identify the role of the nurse/health care worker within the health system of Sierra Leone; and (5) Compare and contrast community healthcare practices between their own environments and that of Sierra Leone. This is cross listed with MSWK-610.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees:     
      Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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