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  • Locations: Managua, Nicaragua
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Academic Field: Clinical Laboratory Science, Nursing Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Managua, Nicaragua

January 16 - May 9, 2018 (Nursing and Respiratory Care courses)

*Program pending approval and subject to change


What You Will Learn

Nursing Students:
Students will conduct health histories and focused assessments throughout the lifespan for diverse community groups and learn the culture and language of the people of Nicaragua. Health promotion and preventive education will be provided via a translator.  You will learn concepts of health disparity, cultural belief systems and assess the home environment via a walking community assessment.  Interprofessional collaboration of treatment options will occur in the clinic and nursing home settings with physicians, respiratory care and laboratory science students.

Laboratory Science:
Students will perform point-of-care testing and available laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis of patients in the clinic and nursing home settings in the community. You will tour a hospital laboratory in Managua, Nicaragua and discuss laboratory testing procedures available in the area with a practicing local laboratory professional.

The City

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as the department and municipality by the same name. It is the largest city in Nicaragua in terms of population and geographic size. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Xolotlán or Lake Managua, the city was declared the national capital in 1852. ant industrial, commercial, political and cultural center. Today, Managua is Nicaragua's main political, social, cultural, educational and economic hub. Downtown has been rebuilt and new governmental buildings, galleries, museums, apartment buildings, squares, promenades, monuments, boat tours on Xolotlan Lake, restaurants, night entertainment, and new broad avenues are  part of Managua's vitality.

Although major strides for improvement can be noted, this country remains a third world country in regards to healthcare. Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Adolescent Health, and Communicable disease continue to be a great need for the people of Nicaragua.

Course Options

CLS 4463 Clinical Practice I
NURS 4280 Community Based Nursing Program

Program Dates 

Departure from the USA:  January 2, 2018
First day of classes:  January 3, 2018
Last day of classes in Nicaragua: January 12, 2018
Departure from Program: January 13, 2018

Classes will meet on-campus as instructed by the professor after the travel dates.

Cost $3,283


$200 non-refundable application fee
Group airfare to and from Nicaragua
Two meals per day
Scheduled visits and excursions
Transportation to scheduled visits and excursions
International health insurance and travel assistance insurance

Note: Tuition is NOT included in this cost. 

Payment Schedule

Application Fee:    $200    With Application or by September 28, 2017
Non-Refundable Deposit:    $300     November 1, 2017
Final Payment:    $2,783    January 11, 2018 (Deadline to make payment or make payment arrangements through SBS)

For more information contact:
Gay Lynn Armstrong  |  Phone: (512) 716-2922  |  Email:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/22/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.