International Health Nursing Minor for the Traditional BSN Program

19 units

Students interested in expanding their global perspective on health and nursing care may apply to participate in a short-term transcultural health nursing experience, an international health nursing semester, or the international health nursing minor. Accepted students complete additional coursework, and a study plan is developed by the student and advisor. Contact the School of Nursing for the proposed study plan.


Required Courses
UNRS 220Health Assessment3
UNRS 281Introduction to Global Healthcare1
UNRS 282Transcultural Health Care: Country Specific 13
UNRS 383International Health Nursing (Country Specific) 2,35
UNRS 383PInternational Health Nursing Practicum0
HIST 235Cultural History/Travel Study3
or HIST 335 Cultural History/Travel Study
GLBL 425Integration and Formation Seminar1
Choose one of the following:
Anthropology for Everyday Life (or GLBL 301 if previously taken) 3
Intercultural Communication (or GLBL 310 if previously taken) 3
Human Diversity 3
Complementary and Alternative Therapies: Herbs, Supplements, and Nutrition
Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition
Choose one of the following if one is not selected from elective list above:
Classical Chinese Ethics 3
Classical Chinese Ethics
World Religions 3
Introduction to Islam 3
Introduction to Hinduism and South Asian Traditions 3
Introduction to Buddhism and East Asian Traditions 3
Total Units19

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Utilize a Christian worldview to integrate beliefs, values, ethics, and service in personal and professional life.
  2. Provide nursing care utilizing professional knowledge and core competencies (critical\ thinking, communication, and technical skills) derived from a foundation of nursing science, general education, and religious studies.
  3. Demonstrate initiative for continual personal and professional growth and development.
  4. Act as a patient educator and advocate to promote optimal health and well-being.
  5. Function independently and collaboratively, both as a leader and/or a member of the health care team, to manage and coordinate care.