These experiences are available to second- and third-year Bachelor of Nursing students enrolled in unit NRSG267/NRSG373 Integrating Practice 4/5 students; Bachelor of Midwifery students enrolled in unit MIDW351 Global Perspectives on Midwifery; and Bachelor of Paramedicine students enrolled in unit PARA323 Community Engagement and Paramedic Practice Innovations.
India – This nursing and midwifery professional practice and community engagement placement will allow you to engage collaboratively with local communities and health professionals to provide health promotion, health care and community engagement activities facilitated by the Catholic Health Association of India in Hyderabad. Gain insights into the challenges of offering health care in a developing region and a global perspective.
The Philippines – This nursing professional placement is facilitated by the University of Santo Tomás in Manila. You will be working alongside local health practitioners in clinics, hospitals and community organisations to provide health promotion, health care and community engagement activities.
Vanuatu – This nursing and midwifery professional practice and community engagement placement offers a unique experience in the Port Vila Central Hospital and Emua Village community. Work directly with patients, clients and local health workers to provide clinical care to patients and collaborate with family members.
You will also stay with a family in Emua Village and provide health checks to school children, offer maternal and child care, and any care that is required of community village members while experiencing and learning about NiVan culture.
Timor Leste – This nursing, midwifery and paramedicine professional practice and community engagement placement offers a unique experience to engage with local communities and to work alongside healthcare professionals. Examine the impact of cultural beliefs and practices upon health and wellbeing and evaluate the global trends and developments relating to health and wellbeing in a developing country. You will gain insights into the challenges of offering health care in a developing region and a global perspective.
Cambodia – This nursing professional practice placement in Battambang is facilitated by Challenges Abroad, an NGO organisation. You will take part in health promotion workshops across school and community settings and offer clinical observation in local clinics, including a “pop-up” community clinic providing health checkups.
Chile – the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago de Chile facilitate this nursing professional and community engagement placement. Attend lectures on the Chilean healthcare system and the health issues affecting their population. You will also visit public and private healthcare facilities in Santiago and learn about the Indigenous Mapuche community and their traditional health therapies and challenges.
Denmark – (alternate years: offered next in 2025) This nursing professional placement is facilitated by VIA University College at the Aarhus University Hospital. You will experience acute care areas including acute care surgical, acute care medical, acute care rehabilitation and acute care emergency.
Fiji – Take a nursing professional placement at Lautoka Hospital and Ba Hospital in Fiji. You will be working in pairs and rotating across clinical settings under the supervision of an ACU staff member. Gain insights into the challenges of offering health care in a developing region and a global perspective.
Singapore – (alternate years: offered next in 2025) This nursing professional placement offers community health and clinical placements in Singapore facilitated by Ngee-Ann Polytechnic. You will gain experience working alongside local health practitioners offering health promotion and health care.
United States of America
Boston – (alternate years: offered next in 2025) This nursing experience includes an observational placement in a healthcare setting and a week of community engagement activities in partnership with Boston College. You will also attend lectures on the healthcare system to gain a unique perspective and engage with local healthcare professionals as well as nursing students from other countries.
North Carolina – This nursing clinical placement is facilitated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You will attend lectures on the healthcare system and specific care issues experienced by the American population. You will also visit healthcare facilities to undertake clinical simulation activities.