Comparative Health Systems Spain




Undergraduates and graduate students

Program Length

Spring semester plus field experience beginning of May for 2 weeks

Dates Offered

Spring semester

Course Number

NURS 5350-001

Course Director

Daniel Naveiro MSN, CRNP, CCRN

Dominick Osipowicz MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC

Course Description

The major aim of this course is to consider health and the health care system dynamically and holistically through a case study of Spain. The course will provide interdisciplinary perspectives on health and the health care system in Spain. Biological and social science perspectives, nursing, demography, economics, and epidemiology will be presented. The didactic portion of the course is designed to engage the student in exploring such key topics as the epidemiology of health and illness in Spain; health system organization, governance, and financing; the health workforce; national health priorities, strategies, and recent reforms. Classroom, clinical and other field experiences are designed to provide students with both a broad overview and specific experiences within the course foci. Visits to schools of nursing and various clinical sites in Spain.

(Cities visited include Barcelona and Pamplona)


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Spanish beneficial but not required

Registration Details

  • Counts as 1 CU
  • Counts as experiential course for global health minor

Complete Application Form and submit to Course Directors, Daniel Naveiro ( and Dominick Osipowicz ( by November 3.

Finances/Program Costs

The SON submits budget (course fee, travel and living expenses) to Student Financial Services to be added to student’s “cost of attendance.”  may qualify for grants and/or loans


Program/Course Fee ~$2000* includes:

Out-of-pocket Expenses: ~$1200

  • Lodging (double/triple/quadruple rooms)
  • Train from Pamplona to Barcelona
  • Academic Program in Pamplona
  • Simulation Program in Pamplona by Spanish Nursing Faculty
  • End of Program Celebration Gala
  • All cultural/historic excursions
  • Lunches provided during Academic/Simulation Programs
  • If an individual room is requested, additional fees apply
  • Airfare, meals and local transportation are not included in the course fee


Complete Application Form and submit to Course Directors, Daniel Naveiro ( and Dominick Osipowicz ( by November 3.

Application Deadline

November 3

Required Forms (provided after application is accepted)