Practicum Placements

Since 1999, TRU nursing students have been to Nepal, Samoa, Thailand and Lesotho accompanied by a nursing faculty members.

Preliminary site visits are completed by experienced faculty to determine suitability for practice for students.

Students are required to attend several pre-departure seminars to discuss host country information and cultural competence.

While in the host country, students participate in cultural events as determined by the faculty and host members to enhance their understanding of cultural and health practices.

Following their return, students are expected to prepare a presentation about their experiences for students and faculty.

NURS 3390 Consolidated Practice Experience: Focus on International Nursing (0,3,33P)(7 weeks)

Credits: 4 credits
Delivery: Campus

This experience is designed to provide opportunities for participants to integrate their learning from previous semesters and to advance their clinical practice in an international nursing context. Participants travel to a selected international site to practice nursing in a variety of settings which may include acute care, community and primary care settings.
Prerequisite: NURS 3500, NURS 3510
Note: This course may be taken in lieu of NURS 3380 - Consolidated Practice Experience 3
For more information, search for this course here.

Study Abroad exchange programs

Nursing in Norway

TRU Study Abroad exchange programs and the School of Nursing provide an exciting opportunity for nursing students to live and study in a different country — and have it count towards their degree. Currently, this opportunity is available in partnership with the University of Stavanger in Norway and the University of Canberra in Australia.

Students in semester seven study and practice in the partner sites for the semester and receive equivalent credit. Nursing students from University of Stavanger, the University of Canberra, and Universitat Autonomas Barcelona concurrently attend TRU as Study Abroad students.

For information on how to apply and info session dates, visit the Study Abroad website. This option is offered by TRU World.