CLS went to Nicaragua in January of 2017
We are the FIRST interprofessional study abroad program IN THE NATION that includes Clinical Laboratory Science students! It is a very exciting time for our program!
- Interprofessional Education with Clinical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Mass Communications: Two weeks in Managua, Nicaragua
- The students will conduct health histories, perform diagnostic laboratory testing, assist in the treatment and diagnosis of individuals in our temporary clinic as well as nursing homes in areas surrounding the capitol of Nicaragua. The students will gain awareness of the role each practitioner plays in the global healthcare team as well as cultural sensitivity and healthcare disparity. This is the first interprofessional study abroad program in the nation to include clinical laboratory science students! More information HERE
Studies show that study abroad alumni feel these experiences enhance their lives, build valuable skills for the job market, and allowed them to better adapt to diverse work environments.