Exploring Family and Community Health from a Global Nursing Perspective


Nursing 375:  Seminar in Family Nursing Concepts, 2 credits (CRN 42342)
Nursing 460:  Seminar and Practicum in Community Health Nursing, 4 credits (CRN 42343)


For Nursing 375:  Concurrent with NRSE 350
For Nursing 460:  Concurrent with NRSE 470, must be registred for NRSE 460 course


A limited number of $300 scholarships will be available on a competitive basis to matriculated CCSU students with a GPA of at least 2.50 who are registered for at least one of the academic courses associated with this program.

CCSU places emphasis on the notion of a global learning component as part of every student’s plan of study. Nursing is a global profession; it is imperative that students understand and are sensitive to other cultural values and health care practices. Education and practice settings outside the United States are typically unknown to nurses in the United States. This one-week seminar course and clinical experience will challenge students to compare the nursing roles in Jamaica and the United States, and evaluate the models of health care as practiced by the two countries.

Community engagement is both a distinctive element of the University and a priority for the Department of Nursing. As such, this course offers junior and senior level nursing students who are interested in community engagement in another country, a focus to complete selected course work. This course explores the family, nursing and health care practices in a unique context. The setting for these courses is Montego Bay, Jamaica. Students will find themselves surrounded by diverse cultural opportunities and engage in ways to improve their understanding of this rich cultural setting.

Registration Information and Program Costs

The cost of the travel program includes round-trip airport transfers in the U.S. and abroad, economy-class international airfare, multiple-occupancy accommodations, all meals, and ground transportation and entrance fees to all required site visits. All personal expenses (i.e., medical, souvenirs, laundry, telephone, etc.) are not included.  

Course tuition is not included in the Course Abroad program fee.  Tuition for Spring Course Abroad programs may be included in a full-time student's tuition, if the student is carrying no more than 18 credits.  Excess credit fees apply to all students carrying an overload.  Part-time students must pay course tuition and registration fees.  See the CCSU Bursar's website for complete information about tuition and fees.

Note to students from Eastern, Southern, and Western Connecticut State Universities regarding the Connecticut Reciprocity Program:

Under the terms of the State College/University Reciprocity Program, full-time students (graduate and undergraduate) may, in certain circumstances, take courses at another state college or university without paying additional tuition.  This policy is applicable to ECSU, SCSU, and WCSU students registering for Spring Course Abroad programs offered by CCSU.

To request consideration under the Reciprocity Program, visit the Registrar’s Office (or the Registrar’s website) on your home campus and obtain a copy of the appropriate Request for Reciprocity form.  Complete the form and submit it to your home campus’s Registrar for review and approval.  After the form has been approved by the home campus Registrar, you can submit it to the CCSU Registrar’s Office at the time of registration for the coursework connected to the Course Abroad Program.  The Registrar will process your course registration and forward your approved Reciprocity Agreement to the CCSU Bursar, who will waive the course tuition and registration fees for the program.  The CIE Travel Program fee is not waivable under the Reciprocity Program and will be charged.

Fulfillment of the University's International Requirement: 

All credits earned overseas on a CCSU-sponsored study abroad program, including courses offered in conjunction with Course Abroad programs, automatically receive "I Designation" and count toward fulfillment of the University's General Education International Requirement.

Registration Form

Registration Deadline:

December 1, 2013


$2,795 per person

Travel Dates

March 14 - 22, 2014

Faculty Directors

Prof. Stacy Christensen
Nursing Department
(860) 832-2148

Prof. Linda Wagner
Nursing Department
(860) 832-2147

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