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 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.
Our nursing electives have been greately appreciated by our past participants and hence makes one of the most rewarding elective abroad.
Our nursing elective abroad is truely a life changing experence going by the feedback from many of our elective students. We bridge the gap between what the students learn in theory and the practical side under supervision of our well known mentors. Nursing is indeed the practice of service to humanity, healing, providing care and comforting the ailing in these institutions. You will spend time in the wards, learning from doctors and nurses during the ward rounds, caring for patients and relating with their families. Due to understaffing in developing countries hospitals, nursing students are more likely assist in duties normally carried out by doctors. For student nurses on an elective abroad, shadowing such honed expertise offers invaluable experience.
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.
In our placements, we provide opportunites for participants to be involved in patient education via general health talks in the hospital and the community at large, through individual discussions or group interaction such at community health trips.
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 organise for the students safari to parks in either Kenya or Tanzania, including a hike to Mt. Kilimanjaro. See the safari link at http://www.electiveafrica.com/safaris and our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/electiveafrica you could also follow us on instagram https://instagram.com/electiveafrica/.
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