Pictured from left: Ty Flynn, Sr.; Ateria Walker, Sr.; Meredith Maneno, Jr.; and Maleah Cline, Jr.
4 college students on the West Virginia College College of Nursing have been chosen to obtain research overseas scholarships. Ty Flynn, Meredith Maneno and Ateria Walker will research overseas in London, and Maleah Cline will research overseas in Estonia.
“UK: Healthcare and Nursing in London” will happen Might 22-28, the place college students will acquire insights into Britain’s healthcare system. Throughout the journey, they’ll study and observe strategies throughout the early historical past of drugs in England, take a guided tour of the Florence Nightengale Museum and the nursing college she based, and go to different noteworthy websites associated to nursing and tradition.
College students shall be accompanied by school leaders Dana Pal and Susan Pinto throughout the London research overseas journey.
Flynn, a senior within the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, had initially deliberate a research overseas journey to Spain, nevertheless it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated he’s particularly grateful for a chance to make the most of her scholarship from her in London, as he has by no means been overseas earlier than.
“Touring overseas within the security of educational advisors will assist me to securely broaden my horizons and expertise new issues,” Flynn stated. “Nursing is all about making your affected person really feel snug in your care, and you’ll’t do this with out first understanding their tradition to information your care. I hope that I’m able to go on many extra journeys after this and to discover different cultures first hand in order that I could possibly give extra compassionate care to the sufferers I serve.”
Maneno, a junior within the BSN program, stated she is trying ahead to studying extra about healthcare outcomes in a privatized system, particularly how that system impacts the pediatric inhabitants, and the way these outcomes evaluate to the US
“Childhood poverty, interrelated to racism, is an ever-present disaster internationally. As a future pediatric educator, it’s important for me to coach future generations of nurses to interpret and consider well being disparities associated to those burgeoning elements which have a considerable affect on morbidities and mortality for kids,” Maneno stated. “With the scholarship, I’ll have the chance to see first-hand what pediatric drugs seems like in a rustic with common healthcare.”
For Walker, a senior within the BSN program, she is most enthusiastic about touring lots of the historic websites positioned in London such because the Florence Nightingale Museum. She is very hoping to study extra in regards to the basis of nursing from the early historical past of drugs in England.
“This chance will assist me in my future profession by permitting me to study nursing strategies from a special healthcare system which can enable me to match the similarities and variations between Britain and the US’ healthcare programs,” Walker stated.
“Estonia: Public Well being within the Baltic Area,” hosted by the WVU Aspire Workplace, will happen throughout the 2023 WVU Spring Break. College students will find out about up to date tradition in Estonia with a particular deal with public well being insurance policies and initiatives, together with these referring to the opioid disaster, pandemic response, and different systemic well being issues in Estonian society.
Cline, a junior BSN scholar, stated she is happy to expertise a special tradition, particularly as a result of she has by no means traveled outdoors the nation. She stated she can also be excited to study extra in regards to the healthcare system in one other a part of the world.
“I additionally need to study extra in regards to the results COVID-19 had on that particular a part of the world,” Cline stated. “This chance will enable me to contemplate completely different cultures when exploring my nursing profession and increase my information, which I can use to coach others and apply to completely different areas sooner or later.”
Pal stated because the coordinator of worldwide packages for the WVU College of Nursing, she is delighted that college students have the chance to expertise nursing and public well being in nations all over the world by these scholarships.
She added, “These world experiences allow college students the flexibility to find out about cultures, healthcare programs, and nursing in distinctive settings outdoors of the hospital and their consolation zones that can additional enrich their nursing care.”
To study extra about different alternatives, please go to our Examine Overseas & World Outreach web page.