BSN Students Study in Costa Rica

Over the January intersession, 20 undergraduate nursing students from all three BSN options — traditional, accelerated and the RN-BSN programs — participated a study abroad trip to Monte Verde, Costa Rica. These students were completing their community health clinical hours, required for all BSN students. The group visited a health clinic, a nursing home, a hospital and students provided health education to older members of two rural communities. Along the way, they enjoyed the beautiful scenery and incredible food. Students spent ten days living with a family in the Monte Verde region and were immersed in the culture. While some students knew some Spanish before the trip, all arrived home with a more extensive Spanish vocabulary.¬†