Elective Africa provides a nursing program with an emphasis on the unique healthcare delivery in developing countries where nurses have more care-provider time to patient-care time than any other medical professional. High patient loads and limited resources, particularly in rural areas, require nurses in Africa to learn and perform varying tasks beyond traditional nursing duties in the developed world. Because hospitals and clinics are often understaffed, you will get an opportunity to assist with a variety of duties under the supervision of experienced nurses and doctors that we work with. You will spend time in the wards, learning from doctors and nurses during the ward rounds, caring for patients and relating with their familities.
This placement is suited for nursing students at accredited colleges and universities seeking an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. It is suited to meet nursing elective, clinical preceptorship, independent study or internships abroad requirements.
Registered Nurses (RN) can also take part in our nursing program and their contribution is of significance due to understaffing in these facilities. Resident staff will appreciate your skill. Check out our resources for the different learning experiences by our past students.
Among other duties our nursing program participants will have opportunities to;
As any nurse in a developing country would attest in larger hospitals, particularly teaching hospitals, the demands upon their times and skills are still highly stretched due to the high patient load. Working alongside such highly stretched medical professionals offers a very rich learning experience for student nurses.
Nursing placement can be in various fields such as paediatric nursing and adult nursing especially in the trauma and surgical wards treating accident patients and general ward areas. The program integrates various learning components such as:
The program is ideal for nursing students seeking any of the following:
We also organise for the students safari in either Kenya or Tanzania, including hikes to Mt. Kilimanjaro. See the safari link at http://electiveafrica.com/safari
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