overseas study programs

  1. what do you guys think about doing an overseas study program? (while in either nursing school or doing pre-reqs) I would love to do that, but i'm not sure if it'd be a good decision with nursing a major. It might be too much to handle. And the degrees/requirements may be different in some countries...

    Has anyone here ever done it? Or known anyone in nursing who did an overseas study program?

    Any info or reccomendations would be great.
    Thanks!

    ~Linda
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  3. by   Cherish
    I was wondering about this too, never really ask the school. I would love to do a Study Abroad program, but right now I have been activated back into the Army to deploy in the Middle East. So I am going to be out of nursing school for 18-24 mths. When I come back I KNOW I will not have the time to do this. Ah Well...


    Quote from NICUhopeful87
    what do you guys think about doing an overseas study program? (while in either nursing school or doing pre-reqs) I would love to do that, but i'm not sure if it'd be a good decision with nursing a major. It might be too much to handle. And the degrees/requirements may be different in some countries...

    Has anyone here ever done it? Or known anyone in nursing who did an overseas study program?

    Any info or reccomendations would be great.
    Thanks!

    ~Linda
  4. by   RPCV
    There are good nursing schools in London. And US based school loans will cover the costs of schooling overseas. the big pain in the arse is your visa - which you have to give enough time to get (check out www.state.gov for more info on living abroad). Do a "google" search and a few pop up. As well in the US, I know Case Western Reserve Univ (in Ohio) has an affiliation with the WHO and student nurses can do a oversease rotation with the WHO -- or take part in their research projects. I also know Georgetwon Univ offers and international health certificate in conjunction with their nursing program, so that might be an option as well.

    But be careful, if you want to practice in the US, you may need to retake classes (depending on the state). I have heard of UK trained nurses/midwives with tons of expereinces having to re do classes/degrees in VA.

    Have you thought of doing the Peace Corps after you earn your degree? Might be something to consider. I did (not as a nurse, I went after my first degree). They cover all your travel expenses, you have a great expereince, and you can do some amazing things! This might be a good alternative to going as a student nurse -- as with peace corps there is no cost involved. www.peacecorps.gov
  5. by   Cherish
    John Hopkins University School of Nursing, is the only nursing school that has an affiliation with the Peace Corps, and doing overseas Peace Corp nursing. But I can't do that since I will be DEPLOYED in the middle east for 2 yrs. Really sucks but the army needs me, had to tell them to put my nursing on hold for the time being. So will not be able to enjoy being apart of the Peace Corp program because when I come back I don't think I would want to be anywhere but the USA after being in the middle east for 2 yrs.


    Quote from RPCV
    There are good nursing schools in London. And US based school loans will cover the costs of schooling overseas. the big pain in the arse is your visa - which you have to give enough time to get (check out www.state.gov for more info on living abroad). Do a "google" search and a few pop up. As well in the US, I know Case Western Reserve Univ (in Ohio) has an affiliation with the WHO and student nurses can do a oversease rotation with the WHO -- or take part in their research projects. I also know Georgetwon Univ offers and international health certificate in conjunction with their nursing program, so that might be an option as well.

    But be careful, if you want to practice in the US, you may need to retake classes (depending on the state). I have heard of UK trained nurses/midwives with tons of expereinces having to re do classes/degrees in VA.

    Have you thought of doing the Peace Corps after you earn your degree? Might be something to consider. I did (not as a nurse, I went after my first degree). They cover all your travel expenses, you have a great expereince, and you can do some amazing things! This might be a good alternative to going as a student nurse -- as with peace corps there is no cost involved. www.peacecorps.gov
  6. by   RPCV
    Can you do correspondance classes or on line classes? Something to keep you active as a student?

    Plus you have to be out of the military (or intelligance work) for over 5 years before peace corps will accept you.

    The Hopkins program is actulay for returned peace corps volunteers. They give $10,000 one time scholarship to 10 canidates each year. First you have to get into Hopkins - The year I applied (and was denied) they ahd over 800 applicants for 200 spaces. You have to apply seperatly for the scholarship onc eyou are accepted. You also have to be a full returned peace corps (RPCV) status -- if you leave early of your own accord (Interputed service or an "IT") you do not meet the qualifactions.

    Best of luck to you.

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