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Summer 1, Accra, Ghana

 

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

Are you a nursing student who is interested in study abroad? This program is for you! The Department of Nursing has created this program specifically for nursing majors who are interested in study abroad, and the 2018 destination is Accra, Ghana. Join Professors Benes and Duah on this insightful journey to Accra and the surrounding areas as you look at the impacts of health care on the local community. 

Please complete an application at this link.

NURS 4400 - Community Health Nursing (6 cr.)

Professors: Akwasi Duah and Debbie Benes 

                

This course focuses on systems concepts as a basis for applying the nursing process with aggregate clients in the community. Special emphasis is placed on nursing care of vulnerable populations including the homeless, people of poverty, minority populations, women and children, and older adults. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention measures are used when applying the nursing process in a variety of distributive care settings. Clinical experience occurs in community agencies. 

This faculty led study abroad program includes a mandatory trip to Accra, Ghana.

Prerequisite(s): Course is open to traditional juniors & seniors, LPN to BS, RN to BS students. 

Documentation of yellow fever vaccination is required for those over nine months of age upon arrival in Ghana.

Sample itinerary: Is a guide! This itinerary is subject to change and must remain flexible.  

Day 1: Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Arrive in Accra
Day: Arrive in Accra, meet CISabroad On-Site Program Coordinator (OPC) at the airport,
and transfer to accommodations
Afternoon: Enjoy a tour of Jamestown and visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Evening: Group Welcome Dinner and Orientation
Meals: Dinner
Transportation: Airport to accommodations (one group transfer via private coach);
accommodations to dinner (private transportation)
Day 2: Monday, June 4, 2018 - Accra
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation (pick up and drop off to local hospital)
Day 3: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Accra
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation (pick up and drop off to local hospital)
Day 4: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Accra
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation 
Day 5: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Accra
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation 
Day 6: Friday, June 8, 2018 - Accra
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation 
Day 7: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Cape Coast
Day: Check out of accommodations and depart for Cape Coast, with a stop at Cape Coast Castle along the way
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation (Accra to Cape Coast, Cape Coast Castle)
Day 8: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Cape Coast
Morning: Enjoy a visit to Kakum National Park, with a local guide
Afternoon: Visit Elmina Castle
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation (specified excursions)
Day 9: Monday, June 11, 2018 - Cape Coast
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation (pick up and drop off to local hospital)
Day 10: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Cape Coast
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Afternoon: Visit the Centre for International Culture
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation (pick up and drop off to local hospital and to excursion)
Day 11: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Cape Coast
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation 
Day 12: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Cape Coast
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation 
Day 13: Friday, June 15, 2018 - Cape Coast
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Activities arranged by West End University
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation 
Day 14: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Depart for home
Day: Check out of accommodations in Cape Coast and depart for Kotoka International
Airport in Accra for return journey home
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Private transportation (Cape Coast to Accra)

Program dates: (*dates are approximate until tickets are purchased*)

Depart from Boston – June 2, 2018

Arrive Accra –  June 3, 2018

Return to Boston – June 16, 2018

Program Fees (estimated, and subject to change):

On site accommodations (20+ participants)  $2695
Airfare $1500 (approximate)
Visa $75 (to include processing fee) 
Hospital Access fee $35 * 2
Miscellaneous Spending Money ~$300
Total $4640
   

Program fee includes...

Roundtrip airfare, housing, in-country transportation to all excursions included in the program, medical insurance, breakfast and welcome/farewell meals.

...but does not include

GCE tuition & fees, some meals

Payment Schedule: (all payments are made through Student Accounts) 

January 19, 2018: $1,500

February 28 , 2018: $2,655

Refund Policy:

After February 28, 2018 all money paid is non-refundable.

Students must register and pay for the GCE Summer 1 course.