Nursing Students India Bound
Students and Faculty heading to India tomorrow – photo 250News
Prince George, B.C. – Thirteen students enrolled in the CNC Nursing program will be boarding a flight tomorrow for India.
Along with some faculty members, these students will be spending a month in Bangalor India
This is the second year for the overseas educational portion. Faculty Member, Deborah Collette says language shouldn’t pose any barriers for the students “I understand that everything is in English, but having said that, there is a myriad of dialects when dealing with clients so there will be interpreters on hand.”
Collette says students will be doing a number of things during this placement “This is a consolidated practicum that will see them consolidate the skills they have learned and put them to practice in a clinical setting.”
This month long practicum doesn’t replace a practicum that might have otherwise been held in B.C. “We like to think of it as an addition” says Collette, “So we do have some CNC students who are doing their consolidated practicum now at the University Hospital of Northern B.C, so this ( India placement) is a group of students who were selected on a number of different criteria and who expressed interest to go to India to do this.”
The month long placement will be a “life changer” for those taking part says Collete, and students Tianna Deck and Chantelle Jimenez agree. “I’m hoping to come home with a new perspective on my practice” says Tianna Deck “It’s really going to challenge me, challenge my skills, how I view things, and gain a new perspective on things. It’s going to just challenge me, so we can really grow”. Jimenez is also excited about expanding her horizons “Canada is so multi- cultural already, and just to be engulfed in a whole other community and a whole other culture, will be something that I feel will make be a better person, definitely it will make me a better nurse, and culturally aware of other people’s perspectives.”