May Term 2013: Global Health Systems-Focus on U.S. and United Kingdom

IDS3880-01 Travel/Study: Global Health Systems-Focus on U.S. and United Kingdom         
NUR3090-01:  Transcultural Nursing
4 semester hours

This general education course will explore the history, current status and future direction of healthcare in the United States as compared with the United Kingdom. The course is organized into modules which include nursing history, nursing education, economics and politics, and comparative health care systems. The purpose of the course is to focus on the development of health care in relation to; the historical perspective; politics and economics with an emphasis on the cultural context as well as the profession of nursing.  Students will have the opportunity to visit health care agencies and schools of nursing in the metropolitan area of London, England with potential day trips to Swanze, Wales and Paris, France.  Students will ultimately compare and contrast the health care system in the United Kingdom with the health care system in the United States. History, culture, politics and economics will be explored as concepts affecting the past, present and future directions of global health care systems.


Consent of instructor. This course will meet General Education “Knowing Ourselves and Others” Group B requirement and/or the RN to BSN Track requirement NUR 3090 Transcultural Nursing.


Nancy Petges, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Deann Edgers, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Course dates/times

(TBA) Estimated three meetings

Trip dates

May 13–21

Trip costs

$3,000 to include airfare, board and lodging in addition to tuition of $1,960