Women’s Health Practicum in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

December 31, 2018 – January 12, 2019

Course description

This 13-day women's health immersion course will bring students to urban inpatient and outpatient women’s health settings in Kampala, Uganda. Students will study the health policy and structure of health in Uganda as well as environmental factors contributing to health and wellness.

The course is limited to eight DNP students in the Nurse-Midwifery, Family Nurse Practitioner or Women's Health Nurse Practitioner specialties. Students will receive 80 clinical hours credited toward the following courses: Nurse-Midwife N6308 & N7213, WHNP N6926 & N7310, and FNP N7503. Students must participate in three pre-trip meetings.

The Experience:

  • Providing health care in a clinic setting (including rotations in antepartum, postpartum, family planning and gynecologic units)
  • Providing labor and birth support, maternal and neonatal care in a hospital setting (limited to midwife students in their 3rd year)
  • Learning about health delivery systems and the sociocultural determinants of health in Uganda
  • Discussions with Ugandan faculty and providers to further explore global health issues, including infectious disease and public health initiatives in urban and rural settings

Estimated cost per student

Estimated cost: $1,900 excluding airfare, food, supplies, and mandatory safari excursion. (Estimated cost subject to change)

School of Nursing faculty

Clinical Associate Professor Melissa Saftner, PhD, APRN, CNM, trip coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor Maria Ruud, DNP, RN, CNP, co-faculty

Application process

Apply Here

Deadline to apply: July 1