Course Details for Dr. Amy S. Hamlin - Winter - 2018-19

From Nightingale to Now: Nursing and Healthcare on Both Sides of the Pond

Faculty:
Dr. Amy S. Hamlin (More Info)

Course:
From Nightingale to Now: Nursing and Healthcare on Both Sides of the Pond

Program Dates:
December 26, 2018 - January 8, 2019

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
NURS 317 / HCA 347

Discipline(s):
Nursing , Health Care Administration

Course Description:
Explore similarities and differences in nursing and medicine between British and American healthcare systems. Compare and contrast the roles of health professionals in England and the United States. Learn how the British healthcare system operates. Investigate the history of the nursing profession with planned visits to the Florence Nightingale Museum, Old St. Thomas’ Hospital, and the Old Operating Theatre. Visit London hospitals and the Royal College of Nursing and interact with “real life” nurses working within the British healthcare system. Take the “Cholera Walk,” a journey through Victorian London and re-trace the steps of a pandemic outbreak.

Prerequisites:
Enrollment in nursing courses, enrollment in upper-level related healthcare courses (within a healthcare related major) or the approval of the faculty.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Students will be required to take walking tours daily (approximately 3-5 miles daily). Students must be able to navigate stairs (4-6 flights) and endure cold and rainy temperatures.

Course Highlights:
  1. Explore similarities and differences in nursing and medicine between British and American healthcare systems.
  2. Compare and contrast the roles of health professionals in England and the US.
  3. Investigate the history of the nursing profession with tentative visits to the Florence Nightingale Museum, the Science Museum’s History of Medicine, and the Old Operating Theatre.
  4. Examine the differences between nursing education in the United States and the U.K.
  5. Visit London hospitals and interact with “real life” nurses working within the British healthcare system.
  6. Take the “Cholera Walk” a journey through Victorian London and re-trace the steps of a pandemic outbreak
  7. Visit London hospitals and the Royal College of Nursing and interact with “real life” nurses working within the British healthcare system.