The Republic of Ireland occupies the island of Ireland, except for six northern counties which compose Northern Ireland (Ulster), a part of the United Kingdom. The capital and largest city of the Republic is Dublin, which has one million inhabitants. Although Ireland has been historically one of Europe's poorest countries, since becoming a member of the European Union in 1973, it has begun to experience rapid economic growth and has attracted some of Europe's most dynamic companies.
SUNY Oswego's summer research program in Dublin, Ireland is offered under the auspices of the University College Dublin School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems. Founded in 1851, UCD is the largest of the four universities which make up the Irish National university system. The celebrated author of Ulysses, James Joyce, was once a student at UCD.
This is a four week, 6-credit program open to all health science majors. Students will take a 6-credit course "Research for Nursing Practice", which introduces students to research methodologies and methods used in nursing and health care research. The first two weeks will involve classwork while the following two weeks will involve research with an assigned mentor. Research will be in one of the following areas:
- Health systems and policy
- Mental health
- Pediatric health
- Maternal health
- Primary care and public health
- Palliative care
- Connected health
- Clinical research
- Quality improvement science/methodologies (e.g. LEAN methodologies)
Housing and Meals
Students will live in on-campus housing in a single room with en suite bathroom and share a kitchen/living area with approximately 10 other rooms. Students are responsible for their own meals and there is no meal plan option.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please use the standard SUNY Overseas Academic Program application, obtainable at any SUNY campus, or from the Oswego OIEP web site at http://www.oswego.edu/intled.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.