• Senior
• Students must be in UW-Madison Nursing School program entering their senior year. Program course prerequisites include Nurs 319 and 332 or consent from instructor.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above in all Nursing courses AND GPA of 2.5 or above in most recent graded semester
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing



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Program Duration

Summer: Late May - Early June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018  12/1/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Malawi, Multiple
UW Nursing in Malawi

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This summer program in Malawi seeks to explore the Malawian health care system, at all levels: community, district, and central. You will observe and discuss how health services are managed and delivered at these various levels, while analyzing the complex interplay of economic, sociopolitical, and cultural factors on the health care system.

Participants will meet for one week on campus in Madison then depart for 3 weeks in Malawi.

The program is designed specifically for upper-level undergraduate students from the School of Nursing. On this study tour of clinics, hospitals, and community health service providers, you will be exposed to how health services are administered and delivered in a local context. Flexibility and adaptability are crucial to successful participation on this program.

The Malawi program runs every other year. Leading the program in summer 2018 is Dr. Karen Solheim, director for Global Health Initiatives in the School of Nursing.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Demonstrate an ability to use epidemiological principles to collect and assess aggregate data to identify community health needs in Malawi.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate a health teaching plan for addressing identified needs of individuals, families and communities in Malawi.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and socialization into the role of becoming a beginning professional nurse in international community health nursing and a member of the international interdisciplinary community health team.
  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups appropriate to the role of becoming a professional nurse.
  • Appreciate the impact of social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental determinants on individual and population health.