CON International Nursing Student Exchange Guidelines version September 2010

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
International Nursing Student Exchange Guidelines Subsection: 5.1.10
Section 5.0 - Students Originating Date: September, 2010
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Executive Council
 
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Policy:

Visits during a formal educational exchange program, either graduate or undergraduate, will participate in observational experiences only. International students (hereafter referred to as students) will not have patient care responsibilities. Students will not receive academic credit from UNMC. Exchange students from both participating universities will not lose credit from their own institutions during their international exchange visit. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the experience.

Guidelines:

The host school will follow these guidelines:

  1. No more than four or five students will be accommodated at any one time. Visits will be limited to three weeks in course/clinical shared assignments. Both the number of students and the length of exchange can be revisited as needs change.
  2. Academic qualifications and standards, i.e., admissions criteria, including proficiency in English, must be met by the visiting institution’s selection process.
  3. International Nursing Program Director will coordinate all schedules of courses and clinical facilities with the permission and approval of participating nursing faculty members and or the Director of the BSN/MSN programs.
  4. International Nursing Program Director will be the focal point of all communications and will be responsible for determining final class and clinical schedules, in cooperation with key course faculty leaders. Host students will volunteer to share Nebraska cultural and social experiences.
  5. Students may request clinical observational experiences outside the chosen course and clinical experiences if this can be arranged outside the assigned learning activity.
  6. If the unusual situation of conflict may arise,Dr. Jialin Zheng, Director of the ASIA PACIFIC RIM PROGRAM, APRDP, and his housing coordinator and assistant, Mary Cavell will be contacted to assist in resolving conflicts.

Visiting Students will need to:

  1. be responsible for fulfilling all requirements and financial needs of the rotation including visas, insurance, housing, transportation, etc. International Studies and Programs will also provide assistance to the students in these matters.
  2. provide proof that all UNCOM required vaccinations have been administered.
  3. document HIPAA training before starting.