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NUR 498 - Nursing Guatemala: A Service Learning Experience

Cultural competence is a necessary skill for successful nursing practice. This 10-day excursion with the God’s Child Project in Antigua, Guatemala allows students to broaden their cultural perspective and appreciate lifestyles and socioeconomic levels very different from their own. In this service learning experience, students volunteer to build a house in Guatemala for a very poor family. They volunteer at a malnourishment center and are able to utilize their prior learning in caring for severely malnourished infants and children. Other volunteer options include volunteering at the Dreamer Center School, serving meals at a homeless shelter and traveling with social workers into mountain villages to observe needs assessments. Tours of hospitals and nursing homes may also be available. The opportunity will deepen student understanding of other cultures/lifestyles and the challenges others face in living a healthy life amidst poverty.

1 Semester Credit(s)

Crosslisted with: N/A
Laboratory/Experience Hours N/A
Prerequisite(s): N/A
Corequisite(s): N/A
Repeatable for Credit No
Core Course No
Grade Type LT

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