students to go down under
undergraduate students at the School
of Nursing will participate in a new exchange program with
the University of Ballarat in Australia. Third-year students Sarah
Weston and Tanasia Ownby along with Meredith Jamieson, a first-year
second degree student, will spend the equivalent of their fourth-year
fall semester in Australia beginning in July.
idea for the exchange blossomed between Jeanette Lancaster, dean
of the School of Nursing, and Dr. Sue Turale, head of the Nursing
Program at Ballarat. Turale came to U.Va. in 1999 with an interest
in developing an exchange program. Lancaster, in turn, was a guest
lecturer at Ballarat the following fall.
two nursing programs are compatible, with many similarities and
the absence of a language barrier, Lancaster noted.
to offset travel expenses has been provided by the Office of the
Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Office of Admissions
and Student Affairs at the School of Nursing and its Alumni Association.