About this Program

Country: Costa Rica

Arrival Date: 08/24/2019

Departure Date: 09/01/2019

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: San Jose

Departure City: San Jose

Cost: $1995.00

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 culture of Costa Rica. Work setting will be dependent on number of participants. 1-5 participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner institution. Volunteers will assist health care providers with patient care. 6+ 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, and helping out in the pharmacy. 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 Costa Rica

Costa Rica (“rich coast” in Spanish) is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica has become one of the most stable, democratic, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America.

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