NURSING PROGRAMS

THE INEC Nursing Program

“The International Education Resource Center (IERC) is a collaborative partner with the International Nursing Education Consortium (INEC). Clinical practicum and clinical research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students are available in Santo Domingo and surrounding areas of the capital, through the INEC. Plan now to participate in the study abroad ventures. Nursing students and faculty become immersed in the culture by living with Dominican families, performing clinical practice in different health care venues and visiting multiple cultural and/or interesting sites. Additional information regarding available nursing and/or health care practice opportunities may be reviewed at www.inecnursing.org. ”
Become a volunteer. Your services are needed. Your knowledge and expertise can be of great value to the people, nurses and physicians of an under served country.

The volunteer program is design to assist professional nurses from all areas of practice, to experience nursing in a different culture. The program may be completed with a group or as an individual. Length of stay is variable.

Continuing Education: Professional nurses may choose to earn continuing education credits through workshops and clinical practice (while vacationing). All contact hours are approved by Provider Units in the States.

Masters Education: Professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree pursing a masters degree can elect to do research or complete clinical hours in a foreign country.

College/University with undergraduate nursing programs may elect to internationalize their curriculum to include study abroad as an integral part of the educational process. The process may also be carried out using a program designed by the INEC administration.

Plan now to participate in the study abroad venture in 2016. Nursing students and faculty become immersed in the culture by living with Dominican families, performing clinical practice in different health care venues and visiting multiple cultural and/or interesting sites. The experience also includes an international workshop where professional nurses and students share information on nursing, study abroad and multiculturalism.

Students from any college or university wishing to study in the Dominican Republic in programs the IERC manages for their home campus can choose from several academic programs. All offer courses for studying the Spanish language and internships or services learning experiences.

Students attending colleges and universities sponsoring their own study abroad programs in Santo Domingo managed by the IERC may choose between plans of study offered by two prestigious universities of the Dominican Republic. Both programs offer courses teaching the Spanish language though experiences in everyday situations. Our program offer gives the students the opportunity to improve and broaden their knowledge through immersion in the urban and university culture.

All participating students may earn 6-9 credits in the summer and 15-18 credits for spring and fall semesters. Daily life of students is always kept busy with activities.

Although free time is limited, our programs provide our students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities offering plenty of “things to do” on campus.

For More information visit: http://inecnursing.org

The conceptual framework for the INEC includes college/university nursing programs, masters education programs, volunteerism and continuing education.

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INEC Conceptual Framework

College/University with undergraduate nursing programs may elect to internationalize their curriculum to include study abroad as an integral part of the educational process. The process may also be carried out using a program designed by the INEC administration.
Professional nurses with a baccalaureate degree pursing a masters degree can elect to do research or complete clinical hours in a foreign country.
Become a volunteer. Your knowledge and expertise can be of great value to the people, nurses and physicians of an underserved country. The volunteer program is design to assist professional nurses from all areas of practice, to experience nursing in a different culture. The program may be completed with a group or as an individual. Length of stay is variable.

Continuing Education: Professional nurses may choose to earn continuing education credits through workshops and clinical practice (while vacationing). All contact hours are approved by Provider Units in the States.

The IERC program offer gives the students the opportunity to improve and broaden their knowledge through immersion in the urban and university culture.
All participating students may earn 6-9 credits in the summer and 15-18 credits for spring and fall semesters. Daily life of students is always kept busy with activities.
Although free time is limited, our programs provide our students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities offering plenty of “things to do” on campus.


Universidad UNPHU

In the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña | UNPHU ) students will participate full time in a ten (10) week course during the Fall and Spring. They will attend Spanish classes in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday to Thursday, and will have exams at all levels every Friday. The six (6) remaining weeks the students will work full-time on their internships or their Service Learning, so that the plan of study will provide opportunities for practice. They will present a final report on their experience at the end of the semester.

The internships and Service Learning offered through the program will be arranged in collaboration with the sponsoring institutions of higher education. The assignments will be based on the interests of the participants and in collaboration with the companies and NGOs in which they serve.

Students can request internships related to their majors, careers and goals. e.g., business, marketing, economics, engineering, tourism, international relations, etc. Internships and Service Learning programs can be tailor-made for students majoring in almost any discipline. Schedule for classes and practical experience are arranged with faculty advisors at the students home campus.

In our study abroad program, students will have a varied schedule. Two days a week they will have courses in the afternoon on Dominican and Caribbean Culture and African Influences in the Dominican Republic. Every Friday morning they will have exams on the chapters that they have studied. Friday afternoons will consist of free time for the students, although sometimes they will have cultural trips. There will be a dance class for those interested in participating.

Collaboration Between Faculties

The faculty of the IERC coordinates courses and internships with diverse undergraduate faculties from various departments in over thirty U.S. universities.

The IERC plans short visits to the Dominican Republic for the faculties of participating institutions, in order to help that the faculty of the institution can experience first hand, with the faculty of the IERC, the development of the study abroad program. The faculties of visiting institutions can also visit agencies and companies in the Dominican
Republic and can participate in workshops sponsored by the IERC, in order to develop an internship curriculum and specific programs for independent research.

The workshops of the IERC increase the concerns of studying abroad
by:

a) Clarifying goals, (i.e. what is to be learned); and,

b) Establish a criterion of performance, (i.e. the students must present/display how they have reached their goals.)

c) Continuing the dialogue between the IERC and the university faculty, in order to stay up to date with the current necessities and international and educative changes

Students Eligible To Participate

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate and exceptional freshmen are eligible to participate in the semester program. You must be in good academic standing in order to apply; applications are welcome from students in all majors, universities, religions, etc.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

Minimum 2.5 grade point average

Complete Forms of application

4 Photos

Copies of Passport

Resume

A letter of Recommendation from an institution that you have attended

2 – 4 weeks

from: $2,000


  • Transportation from Airport
  • 2 meals daily
  • Hotel Stay
  • Tours
  • 2-4 Day Language Class Optional
  • Service Learning Activity

semester year

from: $12,000


  • Transportation
  • 2 meals daily
  • Host Family Stay
  • Tours
  • Spanish Language
  • Internships

full year

from: $18,000


  • Transportation
  • 2 meals daily
  • Host Family Stay
  • Weekend Tours
  • Spanish Language
  • 6 month Internships