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  • Locations: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: (current student at) SCSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2020 12/15/2019 12/25/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Eligibility: 4-Senior Non-SCSU Student: No
Housing Options: Hotels, Residence Halls Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:

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Academic Calender: Spring Break - 1 month
Credits: 7 Credits (NURS 411 - 4 Credits & NURS 406 - 3 Credits

Faculty & Staff: SCSU Faculty Led Program
Housing: Lodging at NMU and Hotels
Meals: Some meals are provided
Language of Instruction: English

Costs: Spring Break - CLICK HERE


As communities in the United States and other countries continue to diversify, the need for culturally sensitive resident nurses is growing. This short term program, located at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in South Africa, will give future graduating RN’s hands-on experience in relating to cultures outside of the U.S., enabling them to provide quality care to diverse populations.  Students participating on this program will gain insights into South African history, society, and culture. 
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Students will be required to take both NURS 406: Nursing Leadership and Management and NURS 411: Nursing Leadership Capstone Practicum during their spring semester while at SCSU. Evaluation of this program will be through a combination of a reports, presentations, participation in group discussions and anything the teaching faculty deems necessary for learning to occur.


This month long excursion will start in Johannesburg. While in Johannesburg, you will participate in a city tour to Soweto, the Apartheid Museum and Nelson Mandela’s house. From there, you will travel to Port Elizabeth where the bulk of your trip will be staying and learning at Nelson Mandela University. While the majority of your time in Port Elizabeth will be devoted toward your studies, there will also be trips to area attractions. You will also get hands on Patient Care at Acute Care and other community care environments. The final part of this journey will take place in Cape Town where a city tour will be arranged taking you to the District 6 Museum and Robben Island.


Housing will be staying in hotels in each location. 


Nursing students must be in the fifth and final semester of their nursing program to participate. They must also have a GPA of 3.0.  Students should first enroll online with SCSU and, once accepted, will be provided with application instructions for the South Africa Nursing program.



NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative