About this Program

Country: Panama

Arrival Date: 12/28/2018

Departure Date: 01/04/2019

Duration: 8 days

Arrival City: Panama City

Departure City: Panama City

Cost: $1695.00

This program is suitable for nurses and nursing students. The goal of ISL's nursing program is to learn about local health care challenges, assist with the provision of patient care, learn more about the nursing profession in another cultural context, and experience the history and culture of Panama. Work setting will be dependent on number of participants. 1-3 participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner institution. Volunteers will assist health care providers with patient care. 4+ participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner community. Volunteers will participate in public health surveying and clinical activities, including interviewing patients, taking vitals, basic triage, and assisting with the examination, diagnosis, and treatment process. Nursing Continuing Education Credits available.
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About Nursing

ISL’s nursing teams actively participate in health clinic service, in partnership with local community agencies, in an effort provide acute care and public health education to vulnerable populations. Our nursing program was developed to provide a learning experience that strengthens cultural competency in an ethnically diverse setting, while providing genuine service in developing communities.

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About Panama

Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. With access to two different oceans, and containing mountains, a vast rainforest, the modern metropolis of Panama City and the Panama Canal, there is a lot to do and see. Panama contains a rich array of cultures ranging from indigenous and Latino to peoples of African, Asian, and European descent.

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