GW Nursing partners with Universidad Hispanoamericana to provide a wide spectrum of learning activities.
All students must be in good academic standing (passing all courses in your program of study). Students must also be team players that are adaptive, flexible, have the ability to work in stressful conditions.
Accelerated BSN, RN-BSN & Veterans BSN:
RN to NP:
NP programs (including Nurse-Midwifery):
DNP or MSN Nurse Leadership:
GW Nursing objectives (may vary from by trip):
GW Nursing Proposed Activities for Achieving Goals and Objectives:
A GW Nursing team leader with substantive experience in short-term nursing trips in resource-poor countries will guide and support students during the trip. GW Nursing faculty will bring a wide range of experience, expertise, skills, and knowledge to the inter-professional team.
Nursing students will work primarily in community health and health education areas. A GW Nursing team will develop and present health education materials translated into Spanish and/or participate in current health education projects already established by our host country partner. Accelerated BSN students will research and prepare educational materials prior to trip under the guidance of the NURS 4117 Community Health Nursing Course Coordinator and Clinical Faculty member to meet course requirements.
All students are expected to attend pre-trip meetings to begin team building, understand role expectations and prepare for the trip. Meetings may be held at the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington D.C. or the Virginia Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn. Students may be required to meet with NURS 4117 Course Coordinator and/or to review clinical objectives and course outcomes. To help students get the most out of your experience, faculty will require reading assignments, presentations and other materials.
Make sure you have all vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, and meds you need. Your program director will provide the requirements specific to your trip.
Safety and Security
HIPPA and patient privacy – the policies regarding privacy and confidentiality are no different when traveling abroad. Respect the decision of patients and members of the community who do not want to be photographed, ALWAYS ask permission! [link to GW Nursing policy]
IMPORTANT! The nature of international medical work can be highly unpredictable and sometimes trips may be postponed or canceled as a result of weather, political situations, disease or many other circumstances beyond our control.