Carolina SON Alumni Trip to London, March 7-14, 2009

Florence Nightingale, Big Ben, The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square

A Week in London with Your Carolina SON Alumni Association

7 Nights — Saturday, March 7 to Saturday, March 14

Send me an email if you have an interest in participating in this or future international trips to London: Norma_Hawthorne@unc.edu

Program Description:

You will join Clinical Assistant Professor Laura Nasir, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Associate Dean of Academic AffairsGwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN (who also heads our international nursing programs), and a group of very talented graduate nursing students for this innovative, academically-focused, fun and exceptional week in London. Both leaders are SON alumni.

You will explore the demographic, historical, cultural and organizational characteristics of health care in England. You will participate in discussions of major health problems and organizational responses in England and observe major health care and nursing settings. You will identify personal experiences as you participate in cross-cultural learning and compare the US and UK health care systems.

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore London, attend theatre, enjoy museums, shop and dine out.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Nightingale Museum
  • Explore the National Galleries and Buckingham Palace
  • Participate in private sessions at King’s College
  • Meet groups and associations such as the London Health Observatory
  • Hear from local experts about healthcare and nursing in the U.K.
  • Share your experience with graduate nursing students, other alums, and knowledgeable faculty

Limited to 5 alumni participants.

Estimated Cost: $1,995-2,195 per person (includes lodging and breakfast). Does not include air travel, insurance, meals, entertainment, incidentals such as taxis, ground transportation and gratuities.

Optional Continuing Education Credit: $399 per person. We estimate that this trip will offer 25-27 CEUs approved by ANCC. (30 CEUs are required every two years for North Carolina relicensure.)

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