Union University
Union University Dept of Language

Certificate in International Health Care



Overview of Program

A cohort of up to 30 registered nurses from India that serve under the direction of INSCOL will be enrolled in a 24-credit hour, 2-semester program at Union University that will award a Certificate in International Health Care at the undergraduate or graduate level upon the completion of all academic requirements. The determination of placing the student in the undergraduate or graduate level will be based on having previously earned a BSN. If the student has not previously earned a BSN, the student is considered an undergraduate student. If the student has previously earned a BSN, the student is considered a graduate student. All students will be in the same courses, but course requirements will vary depending on undergraduate or graduate student status.

The spring 2011 cohort will begin classes in the spring taking 12 credit hours over a 14-week semester. In this semester, the students will be enrolled in 3 courses. The courses are Principles and Practice of Medical-Surgical Nursing (6 credit hours), Principles and Practice of Maternal-Child Nursing (4 credit hours), and Intercultural Communication in Health Care I (2 credit hours). In the summer 2011 semester, the students will continue the program by enrolling in 3 courses that will provide 12 credit hours. The courses will be NCLEX Review (6 credit hours), Principles and Practice of Cardiac Vascular Nursing (4 credit hours), and Intercultural Communication in Health Care II (2 credit hours). All courses will include human patient simulation and anatomical lab experiences except the Intercultural Communication I and II courses. See attached general course description for each of these courses.

Upon completion of the certificate program, the graduate will go through commencement and receive a Certificate in International Health Care. The student will then have no further responsibilities to the University and allowed to return home.