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You are invited to join an exchange program for professional nurses/students between Australia and the United States. The purpose of the exchange is to foster the advancement of nursing through international sharing of research, practice, and scholarship. Prerequisites to participate include an inquiring mind, a hardy spirit, interest in cultural encounters, and a taste for adventure in the Australian Bush or the American countryside.

The exchange program will include small seminar format scientific sessions for professional exchange. Each participant is expected to prepare a formal scientific paper for presentation during professional placements and visitation. A homestay will be organized on an individual basis for each participant. Participants are hosted by colleagues with similar professional interests who will share their practice context with participants.

Highlights of Prior Professional Exhange Trips

Flying with Qantas, a formal welcome in Cairns sightseeing along the east coast of Queensland, Bush walking, rain forest, cruising the Sydney Harbor, and the Opera House, touring health care agencies and medical centers, koalas, Aboriginal arts and crafts, shopping, the beach, good fun with new Aussie friends, the great barrier reef, a great Aussie Bush Bar B-Que and Bush dance, and much more. It will be spring in Australia while you're there.

Cost: $200 due upon registration (non-refundable)
$3,000 - $4,000 for the Program (pending final arrangements)

From LA., round trip includes all domestic flights, meals, lodging, group ground transportation. Extended stay option available at personal expense when declared by registration deadline. Participants are urged to seek full or partial professional development assistance through employers and professional organizations.

Special arrangements for side trips or an extended stay may be made through the travel agent. Assistance with scheduling from your home city departure to LA. may be arranged by any Travel Agency for the Exchange at your request.

Participants: The group will be limited to 25 individuals. Travel companions are welcomed to accompany participants with advanced reservations.

Payment: Full commitment and information for airline tickets is required by six months prior to departure. Tickets for the international flight totals approximately $2,000. Ticket from departure city to LA. is additional. Payment for tickets will be made directly to the travel agent by telephone credit card charge or check, requiring $150 deposit when flight reservation is made with balance due by July 1. The balance program cost of $1200 - $2000 is due to Dr. Sipple in two payments 12 weeks and 6 weeks prior to the departure date.

The next trip is planned from Australia to the USA for Sept 11 - 30, 2000.  The next USA participant trip to Australia will be in 2001.  Specific dates to be announced later.

For further information, complete the interest form below or contact

Founder and USA Coordinator Janet Sipple, RN, EdD
Professor and Chairperson
Nursing Department
Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Moravian College Office  (610)861-1607
e-mail  mejas01@moravian.edu
Australian Coordinators Cheryl Perrrin, RN, MSN       Lecturer USA Office  011-61-76-312-931
Home  011-61-76-362-827
Fax      011-61-76-311-653
e-mail  perrin@usq.edu.au
  Janet Rankin, RN, MSN          Lecturer Office  011-61-76-312-936
Home  011-61-76-322-149
Fax     011-61-76-311-653
e-mail  rankin@usq.edu.au

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