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Transcultural Nursing Experience in the
Philippines is a 3 week cultural immersion
experience for nursing students who have
completed their junior level nursing courses
in Maternal-Neonate, Family-Child, and
Physiological Processes clinical areas.
The students participate in obstetrical and
nursery clinicals in the government
Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center,
in Manila for one week. The remainder
of the cultural immersion occurs at Iloilo
City located on one of the Visayan islands.
In Iloilo, the students enroll in a
cross-cultural exchange program at
West Visayas State University.
cultural immersion, the students interview clients in a
variety of health care settings such as mothers and children in a public
health prenatal & child clinic, residents of a leprosarium, a Filipino
family during a home health visit, and commercial sex workers at a
social hygiene clinic. For some experiences, the American students
are paired with Filipino nursing students. Cultural social
activities are planned on weekends and during some of the evenings.
The Transcultural Nursing Experience in the Philippines study-abroad
program is open to any baccalaureate nursing student, from a nursing
school within the United States, who has completed junior level nursing
courses in maternal health, pediatrics, and adult health. For more
information, contact Dr. Patrick Lecaque, Director of the
International Education Abroad (CIEA), or Mariquit Hadwiger,
assistant professor in the Nursing Program (firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 660.785.4557).