Special Program 2

Overseas Study in Europe

Overseas Study in Europe
  The Faculty of Nursing offers an overseas study program as an elective. Students who have selected this program visit England, Turkey, and Italy in the spring holiday. The objective of the program is to deepen students’ understanding of nursing by following in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, who laid the foundations of modern nursing, and cultivate a global perspective through the experience of other cultures.
  Besides the cultural aspects, including visits to museums, churches and the relics of ancient civilizations, the program focuses on the life and work of Florence Nightingale. Students visit St. Thomas’ Hospital in London where wards based on her ideas are in use to this day, the Florence Nightingale Museum next to the hospital, a house she lived in during her childhood, and St. Margaret’s Church where she was buried in the family grave. In Turkey, students visit a museum opened commemorating Nightingale’s great work during the Crimean War. Located at a Turkish army barracks in Istanbul, this museum’s exhibition includes her handwritten letters and medical equipment used at that time. In Italy, students visit Nightingale’s birthplace, which subsequently became a Catholic convent, in Florence where Nightingale was born and after which she was named.