Inside Linfield - January Term

Study Abroad Information for Current Linfield Students

January Term Abroad

NURS-398  Exploring the Top-Ranked Models for Healthcare: Switzerland & The Netherlands

Exploring the Top-Ranked Models for Healthcare: Switzerland & the Netherlands examines the similarities and differences of health care systems from an international perspective. Many European countries consistently rank better in both cost of care and quality of outcomes than the United States. The top five ranking systems, with the most impressive health outcomes, include: Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Belgium. Many of these high-ranking systems provide examples of public-private partnerships which facilitate increased access to care, efficiency of services, and lower cost; all of these are goals that the US healthcare industry strives to achieve. Participants in the course will have an opportunity to study global health care finances, economics, and provision of care from the view of nursing and other health care roles through visits to selected agencies and interaction with local populace, in two major cities.

Prerequisite: Fall semester prior to JT '22 departure, students will be required to enroll and participate in the IDST 098 Orientation to International Study (1 credit).

Faculty: Professors Ericka Waidley & Ingrid Flanders

Fees: $5000 (this course pending approval)

Estimated Airfare: $1800 *(Applicable to students who do not qualify for the airfare subsidy provided by the University.)

Credits: 4
LC: pending: GP