Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad Community Health Clinical

This clinical nursing course will allow students to complete the Community Health Nursing clinical course, NUR 445, with study abroad clinical experiences including opportunities in Haiti, Costa Rica, and Peru. Students will learn about the physical and sociocultural environments and learn about public and private health care systems. Students will observe and provide care to clients of various ages in a variety of community-based clinical settings under the direction of a Brockport Nursing faculty member and in-country clinicians.

The Brockport Study Abroad Community Health Program Offers the Opportunity to:

  • Gain community-based and community-focused nursing experience in a foreign country; offering you the opportunity to expand your worldview and knowledge of healthcare
  • Receive clinical instruction in the care of community-dwelling individuals, families, and special populations
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Work collaboratively with health care professionals from multiple cultures

Clinical Objectives:

  • Integrate theories and concepts from nursing, liberal arts, sciences and humanities into professional nursing practices
  • Utilize the nursing process to provide holistic care through primary, secondary, and tertiary preventions with clients in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Communicate effectively in therapeutic and professional relationships
  • Engage in evidence-based practice in the care of clients
  • Articulate a professional philosophy that reflects autonomy, advocacy, accountability, responsibility and ethical decision making
  • Collaborate with individuals, families and interdisciplinary team members to promote optimal client stability
  • Integrate skills of critical thinking, management and leadership to promote client wellness to improve healthcare delivery
  • Evaluate nursing care outcomes within the context of clients’ values

During the Study Abroad Program you will Experience:

  • Cultural immersion (housing, food, language, religion, etc.)
  • Enhance your understanding of the benefits and challenges of a variety of health care systems
  • Prepare you to be a culturally competent community health nurse
  • Build your self-esteem and self-confidence as a clinician
  • Build your understanding of public health nursing approaches to health promotion and disease prevention
  • Greatly enhance your career prospects

Students will be required to complete the University’s Felony Review Form and should be aware that a felony record may preclude traveling abroad. Questions regarding this process should be directed to the chairperson of the department or

For more information about the program, contact the Office of International Education at

Please view our slideshow to see some of our students in action while studying abroad!