Center for International Education


Nursing Service Program

Nazareth's Nursing Department sponsors a service learning project in Belize over spring break. Students and faculty have the opportunity to work with the residents of Octavia Waight Centre, a nursing home in San Ignacio. Under the supervision of faculty, students conduct home health assessments, develop care plans, provide health promotion education, and support residents' recreational activities.

There is also time to explore the cultures of Belize with such activities as visiting the Mayan ruins, Belize Zoo and Butterfly Farm, or go zip lining!

Program Details


Victoria Russell & Brittany Tallchief '11

"The new friends, exotic food, lessons learned, and reaching out of standard comfort zones made this spring break unforgettable."

At A Glance

Semester: Spring

Program Level: Undergraduate

Program Type: Service (Not for Credit)

Major(s): Nursing

Language Requirement: None

Cumulative GPA Requirement: 2.5

Program Directors

Mary Dahl Maher

Mary Dahl Maher

Associate Professor and Chair, Coordinator of Nursing Global Studies and Director of the Public Health Program in Nursing
Smyth Hall 221A
Marie J. Bell

Marie J. Bell

Assistant Professor in Nursing
Smyth Hall 221C