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Michael Kennedy
NURS 450
Seattle Campus

Study Abroad Preparation: International Nursing in Context

Introduction to the language (if other than English), history, and culture of the host country, and examination of international health issues pertinent to the country. Required course for students taking a study abroad quarter. May be taken as distance learning. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for a study abroad experience in Thailand. Emphasis will be on orientation to Thai culture and society, healthcare and nursing. The course will consist of weekly readings and selected assignments, online discussions and three class meetings: March 26th, April 23rd and May 21st. There will be three online quizzes related to the assigned readings. Students will also be expected to develop personal and professional goals and a group behavioral contract for the study abroad experience.

Student learning goals

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the history, culture and society of the host country.

Understand the rationale for specific professional and personal behavioral guidelines while living in the host country.

Develop individual goals for the quarter abroad that include both personal and professional elements.

Demonstrate ability to collaborate with faculty and peers and contribute to program goals.

General method of instruction

This will be an online course with three required on-campus class meetings. Students will be required to moderate and participate in online discussions related to class readings.

Recommended preparation

Required for students participating in the Study Abroad in Thailand program.

Class assignments and grading

Grading is credit/no credit. To receive credit, you must pass the course with at least a 2.9 (B) and complete all course requirements.

Active participation in online discussions and other assigned tasks Attendance at required class meetings Completion of all quizzes and other class assignments by due dates


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Kennedy
Date: 01/31/2007