Nursing & Healthcare in Ireland
Study Nursing & Healthcare Abroad in Ireland May 2024
Dates of Travel: May 17-26, 2024
Study Abroad in Ireland Program Overview:
The MSUM School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership proposal is an 8 night 9 day program to Ireland in May 2024. Students from MSUM can travel to both, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The program will begin in Dublin and end in county Meath, and allows students to see parts of Ireland that are significant to the specific course and provides opportunities to integrate into Irish society. In Dublin students will stay with Irish host families and utilize public transportation to participate in their academic excursions. Outside of Dublin we will use private coach transportation.
Dr. Nancy Stock is leading the program from Minnesota State University Moorhead Department of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership. Classport will provide a facilitator to travel and assist with the group on a full time basis. In addition to this, Classport will work with the faculty members to set up relevant academic activities and lectures.
Students from nursing, graduate nursing, health services administration, masters in health administration programs, or any other student interested in learning and experiencing global health are encouraged to participate in this exciting opportunity!
Such visits will include nursing/health focused meetings at:
- University College Dublin / Trinity College Nursing Departments,
- The National Rehabilitation Hospital (public hospital)
- The Hermitage Medical Center (private hospital)
- Google- Medical Division.
Cultural visits will include:
- Belfast’s divided communities,
- Titanic Museum,
- Dublin Castle,
- Kilmainham Gaol
- Wild Atlantic Way
- Cliffs of Moher
Classport will organize many of the academic activities described above along with Dr. Stock and her contacts at The Hermitage Medical Center which is a Sanford Health world partner for genomic cancer testing and precision oncology program.
Classport will also provide logistic support for the program, including organizing housing, site excursions, and transportation as needed. Many of the activities on this program will require students to walk, including a walking presentation in Galway, Belfast and Dublin. Students must be aware of this factor so that they may assess their level of fitness for this program.
Estimated Cost: $3500-3600 (includes airfare, lodging, transportation, all breakfast/dinners, entrance fees). Tuition cost extra.
Sample Ireland Abroad Itinerary
- Day 1:
Arrive to Dublin where your Classport facilitator will meet you. From there you will take a private coach to the beautiful 200-acre estate of Ardgillan Castle. While at Ardgillan you will have a short tour of the castle as well as some tea and Irish scones. From there your coach will take you to the beautiful coastal town of Dun Laoghaire where your host families will meet you. (Overnight Dublin)
- Day 2:
AM: After a well-deserved rest, the group will meet at Dun Laoghaire DART station. After a short train journey, your facilitator will take you on a walking tour of Dublin City. Stops include: Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s & Christchurch Cathedrals, Temple Bar, H’apenny Bridge, GPO and O’Connell street.
PM: After a break for lunch your facilitator will take you for an afternoon excursion at either Kilmainham Gaol or Dublin Castle. (Overnight Dublin)
- Day 3:
AM: The group will again meet together at Dun Laoghaire DART station where we will take a short bus ride The National Rehabilitation Hospital. You will receive a talk and Q&A from a senior Physiotherapist at the hospital before being taken for a tour of the hospital facility.
PM: Once finished at the NRH, we will take a bus to the city for an afternoon visit to the Trinity College Nursing Department. (Overnight Dublin)
- Day 4:
AM: Meet at Dun Laoghaire DART station where we will take a short train journey to Google HQ for a site visit. On the visit we will look at the Google in house medical facilities as well as learn how technology is playing a role for them in medical care of their staff.
PM: You will have some free time in Dublin to do some sightseeing or shopping etc. (Overnight Dublin)
- Day 5:
AM: Meet at Dun Laoghaire DART station where we will take a private coach to Belfast. The first part of the day will consist of a walking tour of Belfast where you will learn all about the history of the city and the conflict or “troubles” which have played a major role in the history of Belfast. After a break for lunch in Belfast’s historical city center we will make our way to the renowned Titanic Museum. Once finished we will make our way back to Dublin. (Overnight Dublin)
- Day 6:
AM: Meet at Dun Laoghaire Dart station where we will take a private coach west to the beautiful medieval city of Galway. Our first stop will be at the Hermitage Hospital, which is private hospital on the outskirts of Dublin. There we will have a site visit and explore the nursing work they carry out at the hospital. Once finished, it is back on the coach where we will make the 2 hour journey to Galway. (Short stop for lunch on the way) After checking in to our accommodations in Galway we will meet for an arranged for a walking tour of the historic and cultural hub that is Galway. Group Meal arranged in Galway (Overnight Galway)
- Day 7:
AM: After breakfast it will be an early morning start as we depart for a coach tour along the famous Wild Atlantic Way and Burren, which will culminate with a visit to the iconic Cliffs of Moher. Once finished, we take a short trip to Doolin Lodge where we will stay for the night.
PM: Evening meal and Ceili in Vaughans of Kilfenora (Overnight Doolin Lodge)
- Day 8:
AM: After a hearty breakfast at the lodge we will hit the road and head east for Newgrange Lodge. Once checked into the lodge we will take the short stroll across the street to the world renowned heritage site of Newgrange.
PM: Once settled as a group it will be time for one farewell meal together. (Overnight Newgrange)
- Day 9:
Early morning departure to the airport. The group will be dropped at the gate and terminal according to their itinerary.