We spend 9 days in Washington DC, in addition to local and rural clinical experiences with our Veteran population, and 3 days in DC at the end of May on an Honor Flight
All students obtain clinical hours in Washington DC at various Veteran-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.
Various field trips within Utah to meet with individuals and groups of Veterans and those who care for Veterans.
Students will serve as a guardian on an Honor Flight to a WWII, Korean, or Vietnam War veteran on a trip to see their memorials in Washington DC. The Utah Honor Flight is a Utah-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a trip for veterans to visit their memorials in Washington DC, with our students helping to facilitate that trip for these deserving veterans.
About the Program
This course offers the opportunity for students to gain a greater insight and appreciation for our Veterans 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.
WINTER PREPARATION CLASS REQUIRED: 390R cultural prep class will be held during winter semester. There will be several Monday afternoon classes and several assignments that you will prepare during winter and present during our trip to Washington, DC.
OTHER: This course offers the opportunity for students to gain a greater insight and appreciation for our Veteran population, the challenges they have faced and how that effects them the rest of their lives. We learn about availability to health care and what the nation is doing to better provide for them; research Veterans on a personal basis; and discover how to best care for this diverse population.
GRANDPA: Four of our students last year were able to take their grandfathers on the Honor Flight. Do you have a relative, who is a veteran, you could take on this flight?
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“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.
After studying this unique population, I now have a deep respect for Veterans and a greater love for our country.
I learned so much more than I could have imagined and there is probably still so much more to learn. ”