Ghana: Global Health Practicum
UBC Okanagan undergraduate nursing students have the opportunity to work with diverse populations internationally in low- and middle-income countries. This consolidated practice experience is designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate, consolidate, and expand on concepts from previous learning.
This practicum will be in Ghana, with a focus on community development, providing students the opportunity to gain insight into global health issues and cultural safety.
Students choosing to participate in this practicum will work in a variety of settings, including: rural and remote community health clinics, government funded health centres, school and university settings, and a number of non-government organizations.
International practice placements cannot be guaranteed. If circumstances or political situations change, the experience may be cancelled, or students may be called back from the experience. If this occurred you would complete NRSG 434 in Canada and we would do our best to fully refund you of your program fee.
The general timeline for this five-week practice placement is early-March to mid-April, 2024 (including travel time). Exact dates will be confirmed by November. Prior to departure there is one week of mandatory seminars (3).
Preparatory seminars and labs (Kelowna and then approx. three days travel time to location).
Week two to five:
Practicum begins. Students will be rotated through various settings throughout the four weeks in the country and then a debrief before coming home. Students may continue with personal travel following completion of the practicum in the country.
Practicum should be complete by mid-April.
Review the out of region practice placement guideline (PDF). You must meet the out-of-region requirements to be considered for a Global Health placement. In addition, the following requirements must be met:
- Students in good academic standing that have successfully completed Nursing 431.
- Membership and evidence of participation in the Global Nursing Citizens club.
- GPA above 72%.
- Consistent satisfactory practice in all domains on midterm and final practice evaluations.
- Exemplary attendance record in practice courses.
- No records of unprofessional conduct.
- Proof of current CPR.
If you have any questions about eligibility email Muriel Kranabetter from the School of Nursing (email@example.com).
Program fees will be between $3,600 to $4,000. The final fee is dependent on the number of students in the program.
Note: The program fee will be offset by $1,000 for UBC students
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*Cultural performances, national parks entrance (site specific), and other group activities.
NRSG 439 (8):
Global Health Practicum
Advanced practicum provides opportunities to engage in an immersive global health experience in a variety of settings*. Students will practice in collaboration with global health partners. The focus is on application of global health and cultural safety competencies. Pass/Fail.
*Dependent on availability and cost of travel is in addition to course tuition.
Prerequisite: All of NRSG 421, NRSG 422, NRSG 429, NRSG 432, and approval of application