The Faculty of Nursing Strategic Plan outlines initiatives to broaden the experiences of our students. Our collaborative partnership with the University of Calgary in Qatar provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in international nursing in a unique and safe environment in the most progressive Arab country in the Middle East.
Since the fall of 2012, groups of senior nursing students have lived in Doha, Qatar for a month and completed clinical practicum hours at a health facility in this gulf state. An instructor from Calgary accompanies the group each term, allowing for increased faculty engagement across the two sites while providing Calgary students with clinical support. Accommodations are provided by the faculty to support this important international group study initiative.
It is an important contribution toward achievement of the university’s aspirations to enable 50% of the students from our campus an opportunity for an international experience during their program of studies.