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UVA Nursing in Nicaragua: Community Health Nursing Clinical
Bluefields, Nicaragua; Managua, Nicaragua (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Embedded
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Enrollment Restricted to: School of Nursing Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty led
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
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Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
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Program Description:
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UVA Nursing in Nicaragua: Community Health Nursing Clinical


“Sustainability” implies both environmental and societal goals and actions. Some global issues are being addressed through multinational cooperation, but many issues are being tackled locally by governments, businesses, and civil society. This clinical in Nicaragua will examine programs being undertaken by local leaders to address health issues in their communities. In this relatively poor country, we are going to be focusing on three inter-related issues: economic development, gender empowerment, and public health. Our investigation of aspects of public health include access to potable water, healthy waste disposal, rural health clinics, and programs to support rural poor and other vulnerable groups.

The clinical portion of this class will complement concepts discussed in the didactic portion of this course. Professor Camille Burnett will be working closely with clinical faculty, and all are looking forward to your culminating experience in community/public health.


Location IconLocation

Nicaragua Students will travel to two locations: Bluefields and Managua

Photo of colorful birdsOceanview in Nicaragua

Courses IconCourses

Community Health Nursing Clinical in Nicaragua (NUCO 4210; 4 credits)

Course Information
Syllabus and Itinerary
2016 Spring: NUCO 4600 syllabus & itinerary
(Draft; is subject to change)

Faculty IconFaculty

Emma McKim Mitchell, RN |

Emma McKim Mitchell is Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, Coordinator of the Clinical Nurse Leader MSN program, and Director of community based research for the Cancer Control and Population Health Core of the UVA Cancer Center.

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation and Meals

The group will stay together in local hotels.

Cost and Financial Aid

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

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Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program.  International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

Tropical diseases, malaria in particular, are a concern. For more information, check out the CDC website. Students considering attending the Nicaragua program should also review the UVA International Travel Clinic website for important information and appointment deadlines.

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.