SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students
June 12, 2017
School of Nursing
The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed its first class of study abroad students the week of June 12, 2017. Nursing students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis and Savannah Samuel were selected as the 2017 Cronenwett Global Health Scholars. On May 8, they traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr. Eric Hodges to begin their five week global health program and earn nine credits towards their nursing degree.
As part of the exchange program, Jonkoping University will send two students to the School of Nursing in fall 2017.
Named to honor Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars Fund was established in 2010 to assist undergraduate students to expand their worldview through a global health experience. It’s especially fitting that this first study abroad experience should be at Jonkoping, as Dean Cronenwett established a special relationship with the university during her time at UNC, and the QSEN framework she developed has been adopted by the Swedish Nursing Society.