Please note this program is an unpaid global health education program. There is a program fee required to participate. This program fee pays for on-site services such a lodging, language classes (if relevent), 24/7 emergency support, coordination of rotations and/or placements, and on-site staff. CFHI is a nonprofit organization committed to fair-trade partnerships around the world. Please use the following code when applying for a program on the CFHI website “HandshakeCFHI” in order to have the application fee waived.
In 2001, Argentina experienced the worst economic collapse of its history, yet since then, the country has been on a path to economic growth and social inclusion. Over the last several years, there has been a concerted effort to provide care to those without insurance through a decentralized network of primary and secondary clinics and hospitals. Travel to Argentina and experience this changing landscape and the central role nurses play in providing health care and patient support. Join nurse preceptors and others while comparing and contrasting the differences in nursing globally in some of the oldest and most renowned teaching hospitals in Latin America.
Experience the university town of Cordoba, the second largest city in Argentina. Under the supervision of nurse preceptors, rotate within a variety of specialties including pediatrics, surgical care, oncology, dermatology, and intensive care. Depending on education and experience, participants may administer medications, triage, take vital signs, dress wounds, administer IVs, etc. under the supervision of local preceptors. Join healthcare teams comprised of nurses, physicians, nursing and medical students, and residents, working together to provide patient care. Take part in lectures and discussions on case studies. In addition, participants may partake in activities through the local nurses’ association, such as workshops, lectures, and social gatherings. Beyond clinical rotations, students may choose to visit with patients without families or volunteer with handicapped children at the pediatric hospital. By the end of the program, participants will have an understanding of the role played by nurses in South America and the special patient-provider relationship unique to Latin American medicine.
Become immersed in Argentinian culture and language through conversational and medical Spanish classes while living with local college students or families in Cordoba. CFHI participants may also organize weekend trips todestinations such as Villa Carlos Paz lake region, La Cumbrecita and other hill towns for hiking and outdoor activities. Within Cordoba city, enjoy the lively nightlife and vibrant cultural scene including museums, theaters and cafes.