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NURSING ELECTIVE PLACEMENTS

PMGY offers afforable nursing elective placements around the world. Join an overseas elective in a challenging and rewarding nursing setting. Student nurses can experience all branches of nursing including adult, child and learning disabilities nursing. Choose from EcuadorGhanaIndiaTanzania & Vietnam.

An overseas elective will see you experience major differences in the principles of nursing you’re accustomed to. Moreover, you will witness first-hand nursing practises in a developing country. Use your elective placement to further your skillset as you support local nurses with basic health checks on patients.

Your nursing placement will see you spend time in regional hospitals and outreach programs. You will shadow professionals in a range of clinical environments. Utilise qualified nurses time to learn about global healthcare issues. Your elective placement will illustrate how difficult nurses have it in practising the 6Cs in stretched healthcare systems.

FIRST-HAND INSIGHT INTO GLOBAL NURSING PRACTISES OVERSEAS

 

WITNESS MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

 

OBSERVE DIFFERENT CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS CARE

 

SHADOW QUALIFIED NURSES IN A RANGE OF DEPARTMENTS ABROAD

 

CUSTOMISE TO GET THE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

 

IMPROVE YOUR RESUME AND ENHANCE YOUR FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

ECUADOR NURSING ELECTIVE

Enjoy a nursing mission at a large public hospital in Quito. Shadow nurses and get exposure to all branches of nursing. Rotate across hospital wards to delve deeper into Ecuador’s healthcare system. If your Spanish is good, support nurses with counselling programs and help doctors issue care plans. Learn about holistic treatments as healthcare staff treat indigenous people.

FROM 450 GBP

2-12 WEEKS

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GHANA NURSING ELECTIVE

Shadow nurses on their daily routines in a government hospital in Kumasi. Experience the important role nurses play in Ghana as they care for patients and administer medication. Rotate across departments to witness different illnesses, injuries and practices. Assist nurses with health checks in outreach programs. Clean wounds, inspect tropical diseases and check blood pressure.

FROM 310 GBP

2-24 WEEKS

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INDIA NURSING ELECTIVE

Your nursing mission in India is full of variety. Shadow nurses in hospitals, support medical camps in slums and assist doctors with health checks at local clinics. Learn first-hand from healthcare professionals about medical practises in India. Review prevalent diseases that exist in the local area. Explore numerous departments including paediatrics, emergency and neurology.

FROM 240 GBP

2-24 WEEKS

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TANZANIA NURSING ELECTIVE

Learn first-hand from local doctors and nurses in a large government hospital on your Tanzania nursing mission. Gain a close insight into their daily schedule as you shadow them during ward rounds and consultations. Rotate across departments at your leisure or choose to specialise on one of the wards. Improve your basic medical skills under the supervision of healthcare staff.

FROM 360 GBP

2-24 WEEKS

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VIETNAM NURSING ELECTIVE

Focus on child nursing in one of Vietnam’s leading paediatric hospitals. Engage in a variety of medical settings with a range of clinics and units available to you. Shadow nurses on their rounds and attend lectures arranged at the hospital. Observe surgeries and assist nurses with preparations in the surgical department. Work and play with children in the Psychiatry department.

FROM 420 GBP

2-8 WEEKS

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ELECTIVE UNIVERSITY PARTNERS INCLUDE

PMGY Medical Volunteer abroad on a University student elective on the PMGY Gap Year Volunteer Abroad Programs

WHY COMPLETE A NURSING ELECTIVE ABROAD?

As a nursing elective student abroad, you will gain an insight into global nursing practises in the developing world. Nursing students will learn first-hand about the roles of nurses in high patient arrivals and under-resourced healthcare systems. You will witness major differences in the fundamentals of nursing. Customise your placement overseas with the help of local staff to get the nursing placement that is right for you. Completing an international placement is sure to be a great boost to your resume and future prospects. Develop a deeper understanding of global health, whilst also enjoying an unforgettable adventure.

WHAT DO OUR NURSING ELECTIVES OFFER?

PMGY offers elective placements in a range of destinations. Nursing students will undertake clinical placements in under-resourced hospitals and community healthcare outreach programs. Your eyes will be opened to the unfamiliar practices that nurses in the developing world are accustomed to. Witness different cultural attitudes towards care and how religious beliefs can also influence practise. Choose the departments you wish to rotate through as you shadow qualified nurses on their day-to-day tasks.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A PMGY NURSING ELECTIVE?

Experience Building – Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set as you gain unique insight into your professional field.

 

Soft Skills – Become more confident and resourceful in an environment outside of your comfort zone.

 

Work Experience – Immerse yourself in a unique and adventurous work experience.

 

Increase Your Network – Build a global professional network on your overseas elective.

 

Improve Future Prospects – An overseas placement will provide a great boost to your resume and future job opportunities.

 

Travel – Structured travel opportunities provided in your free time.

 

Most Affordable – PMGY ensure that we provide a fully structured, tailored, affordable and inclusive elective experience.

 

Gain Perspective – Experiencing a healthcare system in a developing country will give you new perspective and appreciation on healthcare provisions in your home country.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND INCLUSIONS OF A PMGY NURSING ELECTIVE?

We pride ourselves on providing the most affordable and best value for money nursing elective experiences overseas.

 

Included in the fees – Airport pickup, 3 meals a day, all accommodation, transport to/from project, in-country orientation, volunteer placements, medical donations, 24/7 International & Local based support, dedicated PMGY travel mentor, volunteer handbook, live pre-departure webinars, financial protection, regular program inspection, support with university paperwork and an International Certificate of Completion.

HOW LONG IS A NURSING ELECTIVE WITH PMGY?

The length of your international nursing experience is entirely up to you! Our minimum time requirement is 2 weeks but we have options for up to 6 months. Nursing students typically join us on a placement overseas for 4 weeks.

WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY ON A NURSING ELECTIVE OVERSEAS?

Your workday will usually start around 9am and finish at 2pm, Monday to Friday. There is always the option to extend your afternoons at the hospital. You will have lunch usually at around midday at the placement or on return from the hospital at the Volunteer House. The exact schedule will be discussed during your orientation.

 

You’ll spend the day shadowing qualified nurses and doctors on their daily rounds. Ask questions and observe closely as the doctor visits each of their patients on the ward. Assist the nurses time on the ward with cleaning tasks and remaking the beds. Furthermore, you can help check vital signs and administer medication under the supervision of local nurses.

 

From time to time, you will break away from your regular hospital schedule to take part in medical outreach work. The team will set up a healthcare station led by local doctors at a community centre or local school. Spend the day supporting healthcare professionals with free health checks and consultations in communities that need it most. Expect to see over 100 patients benefiting from much needed free primary health care on each outreach program.

WHAT TYPE OF NURSING PLACEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?

You can specify which clinical nursing placement area you’d like to work in during your online application. For example, choose to specialise in adult or paediatric nursing. There is a range of departments in each location for you to get a full nursing placement experience. Examples include general medicine, surgery, mental health, paediatrics, emergency, labs, gynaecology and ophthalmology. Additionally, support healthcare professionals with free health checks and educational awareness in medical outreach work. This is an exciting opportunity to gain insight into all aspects of nursing.

HOW HANDS-ON WILL MY NURSING PLACEMENT BE?

Your level of involvement on an international nursing elective placement is dictated by a range of factors. First of all your medical experience, but also the duration of your elective and willingness to get involved. The medical staff are accountable for you whilst you’re under their supervision. Ultimately, it is completely up to them if you are permitted and want to get involved in hands-on procedures.

 

Previous nursing students have been given the chance to undertake some basic hands-on involvement at the project. This includes completing basic consultations and health checks under the supervision of local staff. For example, dressing wounds and checking blood pressure levels and blood sugar levels of patients. However, to reiterate we can never guarantee or endorse hands-on experience should you choose to get hands-on. Such a decision ultimately lies with the medical staff.

CAN PMGY SUPPORT WITH MY ELECTIVE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTATION?

PMGY can complete paperwork for placement once your place has been confirmed on the program. Additionally, project staff in-country can also sign-off any paperwork that is required by your course tutors. However, while our team will do their best to complete any paperwork, we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to comply with every learning objective and requirement of your university/college. PMGY regularly receives nursing students on our projects globally, with ties to some leading universities and colleges.