Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners play a pivotal role in the practice of medicine, the provision of primary care as well as in many specialties. This includes 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.  Whether a participant choses solely a Medical Spanish program or this combined with a clinical, homestay accommodation is included.

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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 provide courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  The Medical Spanish classes of the language program are taught by local physicians.

Busy professionals

Each program level is 4 weeks.  However, we appreciate that working nurse practitioners may not have 4 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 may 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 offered 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 a true cultural and clinical immersion experience.

While schedules may vary, most rotations take place 8 am to 12 noon, followed by the medical Spanish program 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 a wonderful opportunity for APNs who wish to practice both their clinical skills and enhance development of their Spanish skills.  It is common during community health fairs to see over 100 patients with a broad variety of ailments.

This provides additional direct exposure to patients, and opportunity to put into effect your developing languages skills with your clinical knowledge.

You will be accompanied by local health professionals and may be seeing patients in areas such as a public square or even a local prison.


Participants are provided with family home stay accommodation, with the  opportunity to build on Spanish skills as well as stay with other participants in the program.  This includes students and professionals from different countries and areas of medicine.

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

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