Join Us in London!

The School of Nursing will take London by storm in March 2010, and we want you to come with us. This is the first time the SON Alumni Association has offered this trip to alumni, donors and friends.

Faculty expert and SON Alumni Board member Laura Nasir will lead a group of SON students through London during Spring Break (March 7-March 13). Nasir is currently

King's College of London will be host to various parts of the School of Nursing's March 2010 trip to London.

King's College in London will be host to various parts of the School of Nursing's March 2010 trip to London.

studying for her doctorate at King’s College in London, and she will introduce you to our sister colleagues there.
Associate director of Advancement and Alumni Affairs Anne Webb will meet you at your 4-star hotel and will accompany you throughout the week. You will see many of London’s historic sites that highlight the origins of medicine and nursing, including the Victorian Hospital and the Florence Nightingale Museum.

We will focus on a variety of multidisciplinary, cross-cultural learning experiences, including comparison between the U.S. and U.K. healthcare systems with discussions around healthcare reform, setting up multidisciplinary teams in primary care settings, issues addressing healthcare quality, safety and innovation, integrating healthcare and the humanities and global perspectives.

This is a unique opportunity for you to mingle with current students and faculty, meeting British healthcare leaders and educators and enjoy the sights and sounds on one of the world’s great cities. Optional activities can include an evening (for two) in the famed theatre district, visits to outdoor markets and gardens, historic sights and shopping.

Carolina SON alumni, spouses and friends are all welcome to participate with us.

Space is limited to eight individuals, and we must have at least six participants to offer the trip.

This travel adventure includes:

  • Six nights lodging in a 4-star hotel
  • Six breakfasts
  • Two group dinners
  • King’s College Private Tour
  • Two museum tours: Victoria Hospital Walking Tour and Florence Nightingale Museum
  • UNC’s Winston House-London reception and lecture
  • A range of educational sessions
  • Time to explore on your own

Early Bird Registration:  $1,685.00 (double-occupancy) if you register before Dec. 1, 2009

After Dec. 1, the registration is $1,885.00 (double-occupancy)

Single Supplement:  Add $985.00

Deposit:  $500 to secure your space

Optional CEUs Offered:  $295

If you wish to earn 16 CEUs for the educational offerings, there is an additional per person cost of $295.00.  You will have the opportunity to participate in various educational sessions with the students and faculty during the week and complete a self-report.

What is not included?

Airfare, taxes, service charges, ground transportation to and from the airport; taxis and other ground transportation or excursions while in London; additional meals and snacks not specified above; alcohol; tips and gratuities; insurance and incidentals.

Air Transportation From N.C. to London

You will be responsible for booking and paying for your own airplane ticket. We request that you arrive in London at the hotel (to be arranged) by 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2010. We will arrange for an evening welcome and orientation for the week.

To register, contact one of us and we will send you a registration form:

Norma Hawthorne, Director of Advancement

or Anne Webb, Associate Director of Advancement

(919) 966-4619

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:

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.


  • 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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