‌Nursing Leadership

3 credit course in Ireland*‌

Students in the First Professional Degree program attend a two-week intensive course at our Dingle, Ireland campus each May.

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.  For more information, click here.

*Beginning May 2014, students will complete medical-surgical clinical hours in an Irish hospital participating in patient care alongside an Irish RN student and RN preceptor.