School of Nursing Newsletter

International Study Experiences

Matthias and Thompson lead nursing students on a study abroad experience 


In May, April Matthias and Elise Thompson led a 7-day travel experience to London, England with two R.N.-B.S. students and one prelicensure student to study global perspectives of nursing history and complimentary and alternative therapies. They attended a Florence Nightingale Commemorative Event at Westminster Abbey, tours and lectures at the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Royal College of Physicians, the Wellcome Collection (a museum and library that present exhibits on science, medicine, life and art) and the Chelsea Physics Garden, as well as time with a Reiki practitioner and nurse. Cultural immersion activities included sightseeing of London and Piccadilly Circus and a day visiting Stonehenge and the Roman Baths. (Other faculty accompanied the group although were not associated with the course.)

A similar study abroad experience will be offered in May ’18 with a primary focus on nursing history.This next trip with by extended to include three days in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nursing, pre-nursing and other university students are invited to participate. Details will be forthcoming.

Clinical Research Travel in the Planning Stages

A trip to Buenos Aires is being planned by Barb Pennington for students in the clinical research program. 

CHHS International Task Force

A task force to examine study abroad experiences has been formed within the College of Health and Human Services.