Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners play a pivotal role in the practice of medicine, the provision of primary care as well as in many specialties. These include acute care, family practice, adult-gerontology, women’s health, pediatrics, neonatal, anesthesia, and emergency medicine.

There is growing interest from Nurse Practitioners in obtaining healthcare experience abroad, whether for students or current practitioners.  In many locations around the United States,  APNs with Spanish language skills, benefiting both their patients and providing career development opportunities.

Advanced Practices Nurses are welcome to take Medical Spanish Immersion classes, take part in a Clinical Rotation, or a combination of both.  We include homestay accommodation with all programs.

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Medical Spanish for Nurse Practitioners

The Medical Spanish Immersion Program in Trujillo takes place each afternoon.  Participants also have the option of taking an additional 3 hours in the morning at the beginning of their program to build their Spanish skills more quickly.

The team of language teachers provides courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  Local physicians teach the Medical Spanish classes of the language program.

Busy professionals

Each program level is four weeks.  However, we appreciate that working nurse practitioners may not have four weeks available to them.  A popular option for professionals is to take our 2-week intensive language program.

Whether you choose to take the medical Spanish program with or without a clinical rotation, professionals will still benefit from our CME accreditation with the AAFP. 

Clinical Rotations

APN student rotations are similar to those offered to MDs, PAs, medical students, and PA students, but can be tailored to one´s specific interests and goals.  The rotations take place at different hospitals in Trujillo, offering different clinical experiences.  For example, Emergency Medicine and Acute Care are provided at the Regional Teaching Hospital, whereas Family Medicine is in the setting of a community hospital.

Regardless of your chosen area of practice, you will be working under with a local supervisor, thereby attaining an authentic cultural and clinical immersion experience.

While schedules may vary, most rotations take place 8 am to 12 noon, followed by the medical Spanish program from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.  Some rotations, including Emergency Medicine, may also involve an occasional night shift or afternoon.  In these cases, you may join the morning language programs.

Popular Clinical rotations

  • Emergency
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Miedicine
  • Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology

Community Health Fairs

The weekly community health fairs are an excellent opportunity for APNs who wish to practice both their clinical skills and enhance the development of their Spanish skills.  It is common during community health fairs to see over 100 patients with a broad variety of ailments.

The fairs provide additional direct exposure to patients, and the opportunity to put into effect your developing languages skills with your clinical knowledge.

Together with our local health professionals, you may be seeing patients in areas such as a public square or even a local prison.

Accommodation

We provide participants with comfortable family homestay accommodation, with the opportunity to build on Spanish skills as well as stay with other participants in the program.  These may be students and professionals from different countries and areas of medicine.

All homes are just a few minutes walk from our school.  All participants stay in a private room, most with private bathrooms.

Get in Touch

If you would like any information about our programs for nurse practitioners, please contact [email protected]

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