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Haiti: Nursing and Global Health

Patient populations in Haiti can truly benefit from you as nursing students because of your well-rounded clinical experience and knowledge. You have will have the opportunity to change lives and improve your knowledge of global health in a developing country. The reflection will enhance your cultural knowledge, improve your clinical and assessment skills, give momentum to your development as a humanitarian on the front lines, and prepare you for your new role as health care providers.
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Course Description

TCNJ will be partnering with Explorers Sans Frontieres (ESF) on this program. ESF’s mission in Haiti will afford you the opportunity to:

  • Diagnose, develop a treatment plan in a resource-limited environment, and educate the Haitian community regarding chronic and acute health issues;
  • Be immersed within a very unique culture and live within the community we serve;
  • Provide direct public health services to an underserved community with extreme health disparities in all populations across the lifespan;
  • Gain practical experience, be challenged, and gain a new perspective on the role of a health care provider globally

Program Information

Course: Nursing 301: Nursing and Global Health

Liberal Learning: Global and World Views and Ways of Knowing

Dates: January 2018

Program Directors: Constance Kartoz, Assistant Professor of Nursing, & Carolina Borges, Assistant Professor of Public Health

Eligibility: Upperclass Nursing, Health & Exercise Science, and Science Majors. Permission of Instructor is required.

Winter 2018 Program Fee: TBD (2017 Fee $4,269.64 View budget sheet)

Daily Itinerary (2017 Trip)

Day 1: HAC to pick up team from airport to guest house in Port-Au-Prince (PAP). Rest and prepare bags for clinic on the following day. Visit ESF Wellness Center, Deli-Mart, and Water Depot.

Day 2: Team to provide a general wellness and educational training for local Haitian volunteers clinic in PAP at Haitian American Caucus (HAC in Croix des Boquette). We will see all age ranges from infant to the older adult.

Day 3: Team to provide school health exams for children at Escole Shalom Elementary school (School age 5-13) in Croix des Boquette at HAC site. The children finish school at 1:30 pm which might leave room for a small clinic in the morning at the HAC site for the general public.

Day 4: Team will provide services to the local orphanage in PAP/Delmas 48.

Day 5: “Cultural Experience in Haiti” students will visit cultural sites in PAP with an optional evening farewell dinner in Petionville (Price of farewell dinner not included in Program Cost).

Day 6: Depart for PAP airport.


Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.

For course specific questions, please contact Constance Kartoz, & Carolina Borges,

Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.