Ohio University

Ecuador: Nursing

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Country/Region

Ecuador

Program Feature

Field Work

Program Term

Summer

Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Health Sciences

Application Deadline

February 15 at 11:59pm

For additional information contact:

Terri Hood-Brown, MSN, RN
Program Co-Director
hood-bro@ohio.edu

Cathy Baker, PhD, RN
Program Co-Director
bakerc2@ohio.edu


www.ohio.edu/global-health

globalhealth@ohio.edu

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Nursing Students in Ecuador 2018

Overview 

Students travel to Ecuador, where they will spend two and a half weeks traveling throughout the country, experiencing healthcare in rural and urban settings. Students gain an understanding of social determinants of health and the role of community and family on healthcare and health outcomes. They meet traditional birth attendants in the Amazon, encounter a shaman who grows and utilizes medicinal plants, connect community observations to clinical experiences, gather information utilizing an interpreter and discover the ability to adapt to a new culture in a variety of situations.

Students combine community-based observations and discoveries with clinical experiences. This program is designed to move beyond the clinical: to recognize the multi-faceted aspects of health. Students gain firsthand knowledge of the healthcare system in Ecuador, discuss the impact of international health goals, experience the culture in Ecuador and practice their Spanish.

Finally, with faculty guidance, students reflect on their experiences in order to integrate what they observe, experience and learn into both their professional and personal lives.

Good to Know

  • Some locations will not have access to wi-fi or cellphone services (including local cell phone providers).

Living Arrangements 

Lodging is in economy hostels or motels. In Quito meals will take place at local restaurants.

Program Dates 

This program will next be offered during summer 2021

Academics  

Students register for 5 credits of undergraduate or graduate credit. Students combine the courses below for a total of 5 credits

  • NRSE 2900 Ecuador Nursing (2 credits)
  • NRSE 3700J Writing for Nurses (3 credits)
  • NRSE 4900 Special Topics in Nursing (3 credits)

Cost  

The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, some group meals, excursions, airport pickup, and international medical health insurance.

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 5 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Please monitor this webpage for 2021 student budget worksheets to be posted.

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  

*Note: 

  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 

Funding Opportunities 

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages. 

College of Health Sciences and Professions students are invited to apply for a Global Health Travel Award for this program.

All participants can apply for the ITDI Travel Award

Ecuador Nursing group

Eligibility and Requirements 

This program application is open to all OHIO Nursing students with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

All participants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 (to be credited to student’s program fees) as part of the acceptance process.  

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements can be found  here

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here.  

Resources 

Post-Nomination Checklist

Please refer to the Global Health Program Checklist PDF for instructions on submitting additional information once you have been nominated for a program. This checklist also includes information on course registration for programs.