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Study Abroad Opportunity. Spring 2011 In Cameroon, Africa. Faculty. Donna H. Taliaferro, PhD, RN Associate Dean of Research Neal S. Rosenburg , PhD(c), RN Assistant Professor Patrick M. Ercole , MPH Biostatistician Holly J. Diesel, PhD, RN Assistant Professor. Background.

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study abroad opportunity

Study Abroad Opportunity

Spring 2011

In Cameroon, Africa

  • Donna H. Taliaferro, PhD, RN
    • Associate Dean of Research
  • Neal S. Rosenburg, PhD(c), RN
    • Assistant Professor
  • Patrick M. Ercole, MPH
    • Biostatistician
  • Holly J. Diesel, PhD, RN
    • Assistant Professor
  • A unique opportunity to participate in a 2-week cultural immersion program to West Africa.
    • Deliver a nursing educational intervention to Cameroonian students at the University of Buea
    • Participate in nursing research that expands to the existing knowledge surrounding HIV in a resource limited setting
    • Anchored in a nursing education framework, experience a culture which will broaden personal understanding of global health needs
course details
Course details
  • HIV Nursing: Caring and Concepts elective
    • NURS 4800R (Spring I 2011 term)
    • Etiology
    • Epidemiology
    • Psychosocial Dimensions
    • Managing the Care of the HIV-Infected person in a Resource Limited Setting
train the trainer
  • Content
    • Overview of HIV illness (local and global perspectives)
    • Care of the pregnant patient infected with HIV
    • Post birth feeding decision making options
  • Process
    • Mini presentations by each US student
    • Active learning strategies in pod format of knowledge transfer
  • Research
    • US and Cameroonian Students as enrolled study participants
cultural immersion
Cultural Immersion
  • Partnerships with Cameroonian nursing students
  • March in the World Women’s Day Parade in Buea
    • Local dress
    • Pygmy camp site Lobe River tour in Kribi region
    • African Art museum with local dance and lunch
  • Mt. Cameroon climb (Optional with additional expense)
  • Limbe Fisherman’s market tour and lunch
  • Douala City Tour with visit to local craft market
  • Visit local primary school and student interaction activities in Kribi
  • Visit Animal Rehabilitation Center in Buea
  • Program Cost: Approximately $4500-$6000 US dollars
    • Includes: Travel, lodging, most meals, entrance to cultural excursions
  • Tuition for 3-credit course (NURS 4800R)
  • Scholarship of $3500 available to each selected student to defray program costs
  • Additional responsibility for the following:
    • Some meals
    • Souvenirs & personal purchases
    • Valid US Passport
      • Sufficient expiration date
    • Entry Visa into Cameroon
    • Immunizations
      • Yellow Fever vaccination
      • Up to date Tetanus
      • Hepatitis A
    • Medications
      • Malaria prophylaxis
program requirements
Program Requirements
  • Pre-licensure program
    • Currently enrolled
    • Any stage
  • By Spring I 2011 term, completion of (or current enrollment in) either of the following courses:
    • N3360 Nursing of the Childbearing Family
    • N4955 Women’s Health Nursing
  • Enrollment in N4800RHIV Nursing: Caring and Concepts in the Spring I 2011 academic term
  • French language competency is NOT required
application process
Application Process
  • Letters of support
    • Internal form (1)
    • External letter (1)
  • Personal statement
  • Student transcript (demonstrating G.P.A. and course requirements
  • Brochure & application available on BlackBoard
  • Completed application to 1st Floor Reception by 12pm on October 20, 2010