Global Mission of SNAH

Educating globally diverse professionals

FDU has an effective International Student Services unit and welcomes international students at graduate and undergraduate levels. Those students join domestic students from the broadly diverse NY/NJ metropolitan area.

Serving globally diverse communities

FDU, and especially its Nursing and other health professions programs, prepares its graduates for the likelihood that their patients will come from cultures, customs, and beliefs different from their own. (For example, 17% of US population speak Spanish and almost 20% of New York area residents speak Spanish at home.) Effective health care must be explained or even adapted to these differences.

Using globally advancing technologies

Both within allied health specialties, and across all health care professions, FDU SNAH recognizes and acts on its obligation to make its graduates aware of and competent in global health care technologies including electronic record-keeping databases, telemedicine where appropriate, and diagnostic equipment and its limitations. The School is particularly focused on seeking ways to use these technologies to maintain or increase the effectiveness of care without increasing its cost.

3-credit Wroxton course, Summer 2024

  • Comparative approaches to nursing, UK and US
  • 2-week residence at Wroxton, with visits to UK health care facilities
  • 1-month remote class with synchronous and asynchronous elements

Other short courses with alternative credit option

Not every worthy topic in global nursing practice is embedded in existing programs at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, even including undergraduate minors and graduate certificates. Where appropriate, the School of Nursing and Allied Health offers short courses, typically of 10 contact hours (not 10 credit hours) duration or more. These courses can be taken for CEU credit, or bundled for FDU course credit, although not both. They are available to matriculated and non-matriculated students; visiting students from other institutions are welcome, although FDU cannot guarantee credit at the other school. Some recent or planned short course topics include:

  • Wound care
  • Balancing PPE vs effective interaction in epidemic and less infectious contexts
  • NCLEX-RN review
  • With and without mifepristone
  • Availability and use of narcan, public defibrillators, and other first response resources