Winter Break in the UK

Program Information

Spend 10 days in London and have a unique behind the scenes look into the Nursing Healthcare System in the UK.

This week long trip to London will give you the opportunity to shadow a nurse in a London Hospital, learn more about the late Florence Nightengale at her museum, hear the screams of former patients at The Old Operating Theater or experience life as an English nursing student at the School of Nursing at Kingston University.

Experience London - Selected at the Host for the Summer Olympics 2012, come see why this cosmopolitan city is home to over 7.5 million people and a top destination for tourists in Europe.

UK Nursing Experience - You will always have the chance to travel to London, but you won't always have the opportunity to go behind the scenes into the Nursing field and enhance your resume with first-hand experience into the UK Healthcare System.

London as your classroom - Satisfy a 2 credit Nursing elective while studying abroad. Enjoy the view of the Thames River and London from the London Eye or take in a show at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. London is waiting for you and space is limited, this trip fills up fast!

Highlights and Excursions

  • See the life of a UK Nursing Student
  • 2 credits Nursing Independent Study with elective credit
  • Experience London with a week to explore Big Ben, Buckingham and the Tower of London!
  • Go behind the scenes at a local hospital
  • Take a VIP tour of a local clinic in the area of Hackney
  • Enjoy New Years in this vibrant city!


  • Shared hotel rooms with breakfast daily


NURS 490 Nursing Practices in London

This course provides both historical and current perspectives by which to contrast and compare core nursing practice in the United Kingdom and the United States. Specific emphasis is placed on the following: the historical evolution of the healthcare and nursing systems, nursing education, the practice of nursing especially in disadvantaged areas, and the need for global health studies. 


Campus Setting


Average Course Load

1 course (2 US credits)

GPA Requirement

Language of Instruction


Program Dates

Winter Break 2012 -2013:

Departure: December 28 
Program ends: January 7

Program Fee

$2,275* + Ohio University Tuition*

*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.


  • Tuition
  • Housing and breakfast daily
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • In country transportation
  • All program related activities

Eligibility and Selection

  • This program is open to nursing students only. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors but freshman and sophomores can apply with director permission. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students on probation at the start of the study abroad program will not be allowed to participate; there is an appeal process for those with B-level violations. Click Here to read the entire judicial policy.  
    • In order to apply you will need to:   
      • Fill out the Ohio University Application and follow all instructions on the Apply page.
      • Pay a $500 deposit to the Bursar's Office at Ohio University after you have been nominated.
      • Accept your nomination through the OEA online application system.

For questions please contact:

Terri Hood-Brown
Program Director
Grover Center E370 


Kari Beall
Office of Education Abroad
(740) 597-9033 

Entry and Exit Requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now. Some countries requires a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and Exit requirements for this country can be found Here.

U.S Citizens may need a visa or other documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations prior to applying to a progam. Information for NON-US Citizens can be found Here

Requesting Accommodation for Disabilities

If you plan to participate on an Ohio University sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accomodations, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accomodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow suffucient time to determine what accomodations may be made for this program.

Health and Safety

Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recomendations of the Center for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familarize yourself with these recomendations and requirements prior to applying to a program. Refer to the State Department for information related to safety and security at this destination