At RMU, nursing students have taken advantage of the opportunity to go beyond our borders and serve others. Through a partnership with our “sisterschool”, Universidad Politencia de Nicaragua
, students traveled to Nicaragua for a true transcultural experience. Students were exposed to healthcare barriers and practices in other cultures, contributing to their personal and professional development. Through this experience, students gained a better understanding of race, diversity, ethnicity and culture - all key concepts to health care.
Study abroad opportunities provided students with the ability to:
- Apply cultural care theoretical concepts in an applied learning environment.
- Learn unique skills and knowledge that will assist them in caring for diverse patients throughout their careers, leading to improved patient care and quality of life for patients and their families.
- Experience the regional culture by interacting with and assessing and providing healthcare for residents of barrios throughout Nicaragua.
- Develop and teach a health promotion and illness prevention project developed as a result of their family assessment.
- Deliver medical supplies to underprivileged communities.
- Gain a better understanding of global healthcare and care of vulnerable populations.
- Provides the framework for global citizenship.
-- Dr. Carl Ross
University Professor of Nursing
For further information regarding Robert Morris University Nursing International Activities please contact Dr. Ross at 412-397-6809 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Ross has traveled to Nicaragua with students on service-learning trips to provide medical care and deliver medical supplies to underprivileged communities in Nicaragua.
- Hear what some former students have to say about their International experiences - Nursing in Nicaragua