Students in the First Professional Degree program attend a two-week intensive course at our Dingle, Ireland campus each May. Students will complete medical-surgical clinical hours in an Irish hospital participating in patient care alongside an Irish RN student and RN preceptor.
The course offers:
- Nursing profession and leadership principles for healthcare of the individual, families, communities and global health
- Exploration of complex issues related to cost-effective, safe, quality patient care
- Analysis of inter-cultural communication, the nursing shortage, healthcare systems, and international issues
- A comparative perspective of American and Irish healthcare systems along with complex issues of the Global South
- Collaborative class session with 4th year Irish nursing students
- Interdisciplinary project
- Irish guest lecturers
- Field experiences in Irish hospitals
Leisure activities include:
- Cultural tour through Sleigh Head
- Overnight trip to Killarney
- Historical boat trip tour of the Blasket Islands and the Ring of Kerry
This program is administered through the University's Office of Global Affairs.