Global Health Nursing Fellowship

We are excited to announce our new 2015 dates for our Global Health Nursing Fellowship (GHNF), designed for nursing students, recent nursing school graduates, as well as nurses interested in continuing their career in a global setting.

GHNF takes a multi-faceted approach to understanding healthcare in the developing world. As a Fellow, you will gain a multidimensional perspective into medicine across several institutional settings, such as government-run hospitals, local health posts, and FIMRC clinics. You will also increase your knowledge of national and international guidelines for care of children and adolescents. You will also continue to improve upon your nursing skills through a combination of hospital and clinic rotations followed by skills tests - these skills test will be directly related to your current level of education and experience. Lastly, you will gain invaluable experience in providing ethically and culturally sensitive care through providing care to children and their families in an international setting.

Not only will you have the opportunity to work in a clinical setting, but you will also have the responsibility of executing public health campaigns within the community. Fellows will have the opportunity to make use of their clinical knowledge to make strong preventative health recommendations, build health education sessions appropriate to the population and utilize knowledge accrued in the classroom setting in Limón and the surrounding communities.

Below you will find a sample week from the Global Health Nursing Fellowship. This itinerary has been made to provide a clear, general impression of the way volunteer time is spent. Please note, however, that in order to ensure that your Fellowship has the greatest, most relevant impact on the clinic and community, the schedule may change based on current needs and your length of stay (should you choose to participate in two sessions, for example).

 

Sample Itinerary: Week III of the Global Health Nursing Fellowship

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:50

Depart lodging

Depart lodging

Depart homestay

Depart homestay

Depart homestay

8:00 - 12:00

Learning Module VI: Hematology and oncology

Observe nurse in children's ward in Managua

Develop health education materials

Nutrition counseling for diabetes program

Clinical rotation at hospital

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch in community

Lunch in community

Lunch in community

1:00 - 5:00

Children's oncology ward in Managua

Learning Module VIII: Nutrition and endocrine diseases

Nutrition education session in local school

Work in clinic for Pediatric Health Program

Review and reflection session

As with all of our programs, our team is happy to tailor GHNF rotations to meet your academic needs and personal goals, and the curriculum may be tailored to accommodate specific school requirements or interests. Academic credit for a GHNF rotation can also be arranged depending on your school’s requirements. Throughout the duration of your stay as a Fellow, you will be supervised by a US Registered Nurse with years of experience working both in the US as well as in Nicaragua.

Two sessions are available for the summer of 2015 at our project site in Limón, Nicaragua:

  • Session I: May 30 – June 28
  • Session II: June 28 – July 26

The cost of GHNF for a single session is $3326. The cost of your program includes the program donation that supports our project sites, housing accommodations within our homestay family network, airport pick up/drop off and transportation to/from project site during volunteer days, as well as three meals per day. Excursions and trips for non-volunteer related activities as well as the associated costs are the responsibility of the volunteer. Airfare is not included.

If the current dates for the Global Health Nursing Fellowship don't fit into your schedule, please feel free to missions@fimrc.org and we will work with you to set up alternative dates.

All program donations are tax-deductible, and go toward the cost of providing patient care and medicines at all of our project sites, partner hospitals, and clinics, while maintaining the staffing and infrastructure necessary to provide quality volunteer experiences for our program participants. GHNF rates are significantly discounted from our standard per-week rates in order to make our program more financially accessible.

To begin the enrollment process, please fill out the Information Request Form or contact us directly at missions@fimrc.org with your preferred session. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible, as spaces are limited. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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