United States-educated nurses’ high skill level and in-depth knowledge open doors to a myriad of possibilities for working and serving abroad. As health care organizations in both developed and developing nations face a debilitating nursing-shortage crisis, APU nurses stand uniquely qualified to bridge the gap and elevate health care worldwide.
Azusa Pacific mobilizes nursing students to address global health issues, facilitate cultural sensitivity, and enrich the academic experience.
The APU School of Nursing, known for preparing compassionate and morally reflective health care leaders and scholars who seek to improve the health and lives of all people, promotes, supports, and develops a variety of international and intercultural programs for nursing students with a global mindset.
Whether a short-term mission or a semester abroad, the international exchange allows students to observe foreign health care organizations and thereby identify and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their personal and professional philosophy toward health care. Back in the classroom, these experiences provide tangible applications to theoretical discussions on the cultural, social, and political factors that impact the development of health care systems and the limited resources of all nations’ health care reform efforts.