Clinical Field Experience in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
The U-M School of Nursing’s practice initiatives are one way the school acts on its commitment to service and provides healthcare for the community on a local to global scale. As an essential component of the educational experience, our clinical settings expose students to the entire spectrum of care—from clinics located within the community (e.g. Ozone House), school-based clinics, and homeless shelters (e.g. Delonis Homeless Shelter), to high paced specialty clinics affiliated with major hospital systems (e.g. Taylor Teen Clinic). In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in community health fairs, health education, and local and state politics involving nurse practitioners and health care.
Significant International Outreach and Global Opportunities
The School of Nursing is a designated World Health Organization Collaborating Center. As such, midwifery and primary care nurse practitioner students have had the opportunity to work with School of Nursing faculty in clinical settings in Africa (Liberia, Ghana, Uganda), Central America (Honduras) and Asia (Thailand).
UMSN NP students are paired with peers at the Institute of Nursing, Suranaree University of Technology in Nakhon Ratchasima (also known as Korat), about 3 hours northeast of Bangkok. These student pairs work side by side for 2 weeks, with supervision by UMSN and local faculty. Students are placed at a rural community clinical site, where they treat patients, conduct health screenings and make home visits.
Students in the second clinical year of the Nurse Practitioner programs.
Participants will be charged a program fee that includes the following: housing, most meals, in-country transportation, a full-day cultural excursion, bottled water and HTH health insurance. It does not include airfare. Fee information will be available sometime this summer.
Budget Sheet coming soon!
Passport and Visa
Students traveling to Thailand for less than 30 days are not required to apply for a visa but must have a passport valid for at least six months after entry into the country. See U.S. State Department Information on Thailand for current country information.
Applications are accepted in M-Compass.
The group will spend one night in Bangkok on arrival in Thailand and after leaving the program site. The remainder of the time we will be living in shared rooms (double occupancy) at Surasamanakarn, the hotel on the SUT campus.