College of Nursing

 

Rural & Veteran 2013

 Students outside Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

 

Location
Clinical sites within Utah and Washington DC                                                                                                                                                                                          
Time Frame
Entire Spring block - DC trip is 8 days in early May
Clinical Experiences
All students obtain clinical hours in Washington DC at various Veter-related sites and activities. In addition, students choose either a rural setting in Utah or sites within the Salt Lake - Provo area to complete individual clinical hours
Other Experiences
Various field trips within Utah to meet with individuals and groups of Veterans and those who care for Veterans.
Outside Trips/Weekend Culture Experiences
Washington DC for 8 days
Fillmore and Cove Fort, Utah
Layton, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Riverton, Utah 
Cost
$1800 (including tuition - cost may vary with airline costs)

 

This course offers the opportunity for students to gain a greater insight and appreciation for our Vteran and rural populations and their availability to health care; research Veterans on a personal basis; and discover how to best care for these diverse populations.

Reflection:
 
“I used to think that I knew everything that I needed to know about the veteran population after growing up as a military brat and having a lot of relatives serving in the military. At first I didn’t even want to study veteran nursing. However, I was completely wrong. I learned so much more than I could have imagined and there is probably still so much more to learn. After studying this unique population, I now have a deep respect for veterans and a greater love for our country.”

Student nurses with Veterans