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Nursing in Italy

… from Veneto to Tuscany to Rome, Italy (27 May- 4 June 2017)

Come with us on an exciting journey as we discover medieval Bassano del Grappa, Venice, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Rome, Italy. This course meets on campus for several intensive classes prior to and upon return from a 9-day study abroad program to Italy from May 27- June 4, 2017. This study abroad program is open to both MSN and BSN candidates. Our University of Hartford Nursing in Italy 2017 Study Abroad program focuses on art, aesthetics, health care globalization, culture, and diversity.

During the international program, we tour historic structures with expert local professors and health care professionals. In the fascinating medieval city of Bassano del Grappa we visit a local art academy and a hospice health care setting that has embedded art and history into their end of life transition program. Later, we eat local cuisine in a medieval castle in Marostica. Known as “La Serenissima” because of its serene and tranquil beauty, we travel to Venice with a professional Italian tour guide to visit artistic and historical landmarks. We stop in Emilia Romagna, the heart of Italian political and health care innovation, to visit a hospital, to chat with health care professionals and get a feel for the ground breaking Italian National Health care system. We stay two nights in Florence where we visit the ospedale degli innocenti, the Academia Museum, home of Michelangelo’s The David. Our final stop in the tour is the eternal city of Rome where a skilled tour guide will lead us through Vatican City to visit the Sistine Chapel. Here, the art and beauty of the centuries is on display. The course is based on lectures, presentations and in-class discussions of the topics based on selected readings, case studies, field trips, and research. Students will register for this program under Summerterm 2017.

All students must register for one or two 3-credit courses. (Tuition is discounted at 50%) Eligibility: Students must be in good academic, judicial and financial standing. The program is designed for students who wish to complete nursing credits in a unique first-hand way while studying abroad. This embedded study abroad is part of a 7-week Summer Session course with the international component in the middle of the course. Full course dates are May 16 to June 28th with the international program May 27-June 4th.

3-credit courses offered as part of the Nursing in Italy 2017 Study Abroad Program:

NUR 690 Art, Aesthetics & Healing (3 credits) Weds 5-10pm May 17, 24, June 21, 28 (final joint class) (study abroad dates May 27-June 4)

NUR 563 Globalization & Health (3 credits) Tues 5-10pm May 16, 23, June 20, June 28 (final joint class) (study abroad dates May 27- June 4)

NUR 343 Nursing and Diversity (3 credits) Weds 11am to 4pm May 17, 24, June 21 and June 28 (5-10pm (final joint class) (study abroad dates May 27- June 4)

NUR 632N Advanced Role Observation (1 credit) Distance Learning May 17-June 28 (study abroad dates May 27- June 4)

Program Fee: $3,650

Program fee includes:  Round-trip group international flight, hotel accommodations and breakfast daily, 6 group dinners, in-country transportation, airport transfers, scheduled excursions, entrance fees and full trip insurance.

 *All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 25 deposits have been received. The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is cancelled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account.

Apply online through the Study Abroad Website by January 20th: click here for the online application, select UHA Short-term Program, and choose Nursing Italy Study Abroad 2017. Follow online instructions for making the required $1,000 program deposit on-campus at SASC or online through Self-Service Center. Payment in full is due on March 1st.

Nursing contact person for information is: Prof. Karen Breda breda@hartford.edu

Itinerary for Travel Portion of Italy Study Abroad program 27 May-4 June 2017

DAY 1 – HARTFORD~NEW YORK~MILAN: (27 May) Board the motorcoach at the University of Hartford for transfer to New York’s JFK international airport. Depart JFK on our transatlantic, non-stop flight to Milan’s Malpensa airport. Full meal and beverage service is offered while in-flight, as well as stereo headsets for our listening pleasure.

DAY 2 – MILAN~BASSANO DEL GRAPPA: (28 May) Upon arrival in Milan, we will board our private motorcoach. From here, we will transfer to the hotel for check in. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner and overnight at our hotel. (D)

DAY 3 – PROFESSIONAL DAY: (29 May)This morning, following breakfast, we will depart for a visit to a local art academy (high school) with Prof Ezio Lunardon, as well as a bus tour of Palladio villas. During our time, we will enjoy a visit to the hospice care center, and view the hospice photography exhibit, as well as meet with health care professionals. Later, we will enjoy a special group dinner at Castello di Marostica. Return to Bassano for overnight. (B, D)

DAY 4 – VENICE: (30 May) After breakfast, we will board our motorcoach and depart for Venice. Upon arrival, we will meet our guide who will introduce us to the floating city. We will see a number of sights and architectural highlights of the city, including St. Mark’s Square and the Doges Palace. We will have some time at leisure in Venice for shopping and browsing prior to returning to the Bassano. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bassano. (B, D)

DAY 5 – BASSANO~EMILIA ROMAGNA~FLORENCE: (31 May) Following breakfast and hotel check out, we will depart Bassano for Florence. En route, we will stop in to visit a first rate hospital, meet health care professionals and to learn about the Italian healthcare system. In the afternoon we continue onto Florence, where we will check into our hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. (B, D)

DAY 6 – FLORENCE: (1 June) After breakfast at the hotel, and head out for a guided tour of Florence. Our tour will bring us to all the major sights of the city, including ospedale degli innocenti and entrance to the Academia Museum, home of Michelangelo’s The David. Dinner is on our own tonight. Overnight. (B)

DAY 7 – ROME: (2 June) After breakfast, we will have the morning on our own. We will have a late check-out of the hotel and then depart for Rome. We will have a mini tour of the city by bus upon arrival and then check into our hotel. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure to explore Rome on our own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

DAY 8 – VATICAN CITY: (3 June) After breakfast, we will depart for Vatican City where we will meet our local guide for visit the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Rome. Overnight at our hotel. (B, D)

DAY 9 – ROME~NEW YORK~HARTFORD: (4 June) Following breakfast and hotel check out, we will be transferred to the airport. Here, we will board our non-stop return flight to New York. Upon arrival at JFK, we will board our bus for transfer back to the University of Hartford. (B)

Nicole Kurker-Stewart
Director of the International Center
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
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