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Nursing in Developing Countries


Greetings All,

I currently have a BA in Communications, but intend to return to school for nursing. After traveling to Haiti twice on medical mission trips I can not think of a better way to serve then to become a nurse. I have already registered for classes at my community college to take basic science courses before I apply to an actual nursing program. I am most in the opportunity to work at least some of the time overseas in developing countries. I wondered if anyone had any advice or information about opportunities like this? Also if there are any scholarships, grants etc avaliable for nursing students with a focus in transcultural or cross cultural nursing?

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.


What an admirable goal - my hat's definitely off to you!

However, undergraduate nursing education in the USA is designed to prepare generalists so there probably aren't going to be many funding opportunities focused on specialty areas at this level. You may want to contact WHO or or other international agencies for more information.

Best of Luck to you!

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