SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

The School of Nursing welcomes home its first class of study abroad students this week! BSN students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis, and Savannah Samuel were selected as the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars for 2017 and on May 8 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 SON 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. And 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.