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Explore Global Perspectives on Nursing  and Comparative Healthcare

Interested in nursing, midwifery, and medical practice? Learn how historical and social change has influenced the development of nursing functions and examine how ethics, sociology, religion, law, economics, and philosophy have affected clinical practice and the impact these have had on the role of nurses and midwives.

This 6-week summer program on the Global Perspectives on Nursing and Comparative Healthcare is a unique opportunity to gain a new perspective on nursing and to compare the healthcare systems of the US and the UK and explore questions of universal healthcare, including issues of inequality in accessing it.

Arrival: June 3, 2021
Departure: July 17, 2021
Program Fee: $9,295
Application Deadline March 10, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The London Experience

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Experience

Spend one day visiting Stonehenge and Bath. While in London, explore the diversity of this cosmopolitan city with our My Global City events like touring Camden, the birthplace of Punk culture, or enjoying a curry on Brick Lane.
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live

Live like a Londoner and stay in a shared apartment within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London center. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

This program composed of two 3-credit courses: "Comparative Healthcare Systems" and "Global Perspective on Nursing and Midwifery History". It includes guest lectures, site visits, and entrance to the Florence Nightingale Museum. Plus enhance your coursework with an optional internship.
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Intern

Add an optional internship where you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future health-related career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume.

CAPA London Program Inclusions

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Courses & Credit

Earn 6 credits in just four short weeks.

Housing

You will live in a centrally located, shared apartment within commuting distance to the CAPA center.

Local Transit Pass

A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). Social events and program activities include an arrival tea and a farewell dinner. 

Intern & Volunteer

This program does not have an internship component.

My Global City

These events may include a Jack the Ripper Walking tour, or self-directed activities such as touring London’s markets or exploring the city’s green spaces.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in London. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.

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Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in London. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.

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Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).*
  • Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd semester Sophomore (strongly recommended).
  • Submit your completed application along with supporting documents and your deposit by the program deadline.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution.
    *Students with a GPA below the requirement may be admitted on a case by case basis. Please contact us below for details or chat with an Admissions Advisor today.

Summer Courses

Comparative Healthcare Systems  

This course will introduce the UK healthcare system and the context within which it operates. Students will explore the evolution of the National Health Service (NHS) from its inception in 1948 to present day; analyze case studies to compare the UK model of healthcare with other healthcare systems such as in the United States, France, Sweden, and lower income countries; develop an understanding of concepts and themes in comparative healthcare; and critically examine the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in healthcare.

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LNDN HSCI 3120

  • Globally Networked Learning
Global Internship Course: London (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills, learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally, and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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LNDN INTP 3347

Global Perspective on Nursing and Midwifery History  

This course will explore the development of nursing practice from the perspectives of medical, nursing, and midwifery history. Students will explore the impacts of social change, evolving attitudes to care, and the role of the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and American Independence, as well as the transition from Agrarian to Industrial Society in shaping nursing care; consider contributions made by Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, and Mrs Bedford-Fenwick to nursing practice; examine the effect of religion, philosophy, ethics, law, sociology, and economics on clinical practice and the professional role and practice of nurses and midwives; and reflect on related historical changes.

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LNDN HSCI/HIST 3121

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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