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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Dominican Republic

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Rosemary Byrne caring for a patient at Centro Medico Hospital in the Dominican Republic

Pictured: Rosemary Byrne, clinical instructor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, caring for a patient at Centro Medico Hospital in the Dominican Republic

Students and faculty took their first trip to the Dominican Republic in January 2014. This is an ongoing program that includes clinical rotation in community health for senior nursing students.

The program in the Dominican Republic allows students to improve their knowledge and skills in order to provide the best medical care possible. Senior nursing students and nurse practitioner students collaborate and complete the requirements for their community health rotation while working within an already established community outreach program.

The program in the Dominican Republic addresses two very specific areas: continuing education and community health. Students work within two identified marginalized communities outside of San Pedro de MacorĂ­s in the Dominican Republic, to do home visits, identify medical conditions and provide health care. Students will also provide knowledge to the communities through teaching projects.

The trip to the Dominican Republic is open to undergraduate students and graduate students. Contact Clinical Instructor Rosemary Byrne at rosemary.byrne@bc.edu if you are interested in this program or with questions.