|Faculty Sponsor Asst. Prof. Mariquit Hadwiger and nursing students in the Philippines attended the Centennial Celebration of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 1998.|
|Transcultural Nursing Experience in the Philippines is a 3 week cultural immersion experience for nursing students who have completed their junior level nursing courses in Maternal-Neonate, Family-Child, and Physiological Processes clinical areas. The students participate in obstetrical and nursery clinicals in the government hospital, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, in Manila for one week. The remainder of the cultural immersion occurs at Iloilo City located on one of the Visayan islands. In Iloilo, the students enroll in a cross-cultural exchange program at West Visayan State University.
During the cultural immersion, the students interview clients in a variety of health care settings such as mothers and children in a public health prenatal & child clinic, residents of a leprosarium, a Filipino family during a home health visit, and commercial sex workers at a social hygiene clinic. For some experiences, the American students are paired with Filipino nursing students. Cultural social activities are planned on weekends and during some of the evenings.
The Transcultural Nursing Experience in the Philippines study-abroad program is open to any baccalaureate nursing student, from a nursing school within the United States, who has completed junior level nursing courses in maternal health,pediatrics, and adult health. For more information, contact Dr. Patrick Lecaque, Director of the International Studies Office, or Mariquit Hadwiger, assistant professor in the Nursing Program (firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 660.785.4557). To go to the study abroad page, click here.To look at syllabi for the experience, click here.To see the groups of students who have participated each summer, click here