For the second consecutive year, the Professional Program in Nursing will be offering an extraordinary opportunity for RN to BSN students and alumni to participate in a travel course to Cuernavaca, Mexico. This 3 week travel course (N499) will run from December 27, 2010 – January 17, 2011 (including New Years Eve in Mexico!). Students will have the opportunity to learn about Mexican culture and healthcare and take Spanish language immersion classes (tailored to your level of language proficiency). Language class will occur each morning; Afternoons will be spent with speakers and field trips related to culture and healthcare. Cuernavaca is a beautiful city, dubbed the City of Eternal Spring, for its temperate climate.  It is located about 90 minutes drive from Mexico City.

This course may be counted for either a world culture requirement, special topic in nursing elective, therapeutic nursing intervention (TNI) elective or (after consultation with Dr. Chris Vandenhouten) towards the Community Health Nursing Practicum. There is no language requirement for this program.  Alumni will need to complete an application as “Special Students” for purposes of the trip. All participants need to have passports.  The total cost for this experience (including airfare, lodging, tuition, etc.) will run about $3000. The exact cost and final details will be available soon. Registration will begin after September 1, 2010. Please contact Ruth Pearson (920-465-2826 or pearsonr@uwgb.edu) if you are interested in this exciting opportunity. Gracias!