Maymester Nursing 2016 students visit Salvator Mundi International Hospital. 

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Maymester: Nursing Rome

Spend the month of May studying in Rome, Italy ...

The Duquesne University Maymester Nursing: Rome gives nursing students the opportunity to have a rich study abroad experience and stay on track with their studies. Designed specifically for Nursing majors, this four-week program will guide students as they explore the Italian health system and come to understand how intercultural interactions will affect them in their future career. May is also a wonderful time to explore the Eternal City as piazzas and cafes come to life under the warm mediterranean sun and locals head to the beach. 

Your Campus

History and beauty surround you at every turn in Rome- a city rich in the layers of time. The Duquesne campus is housed with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth on a beautiful property west of downtown Rome and just beyond Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica. The University is housed within a private walled property enclosing beautiful gardens and walkways. The University has classrooms, computer labs (wireless Internet), a small library, dining room, recreational areas and modern living quarters complete with private bathrooms in each double room. The Duquesne University Italian Campus provides a comfortable and safe environment for a month of living and studying in one of the great cities of the world.  

Selection Criteria

• Capacity is 25 students maximum.  (Will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.)
• Must be clear of any outstanding academic or disciplinary actions

Action Steps

Step 1: Apply Online 

Step 2: Make your Deposit by selecting 'Nursing Maymester Rome' from the drop down menu:   

Contact Us:
Office of International Programs
601 Union
Phone: 412.396.2599
School of Nursing Academic Advisors
Karen Bova:  412/396-5046
Emily Lottes: 412/396-5586


During this four week program, students will take two courses and earn six credits:

Everyone will take:

ARHY 385 Baroque Art in Rome
(satisfies CORE Theme Area: Creative Arts)
Study 17th century art in Rome: Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio and others. Class on-site at St. Peter's, the Borghese Gallery and in the many beautiful piazzas and churches of Rome. 

UPNS 324 Cultural Applications in Clinical Practice
(Required of all Nursing students. Prereq: clinical rotation experience)
Healthcare professionals must deliver culturally competent and sensitive healthcare, and our presence in Rome will facilitate our exploration of cultural issues.


Maymester Nursing Calendar
Maymester Nursing Rome 2018 Academic Calendar
Saturday, May 12 Depart Pittsburgh

Sunday, May 13

Arrive in Rome, Italy
Monday, May 14 Classes Begin
Fri.-Sun.,May 18-20  Academic and Cultural Activities
Fri.-Sun., May 25-27 Academic and Cultural Activities
Fri.-Sun., June 1-3 Excursion South:  Pompeil, Paestum and the Isle of Capri

Sunday, June 10

Depart Rome for USA
Program Costs
Program Costs

Students on the Duquesne's Maymester program spend 4 weeks abroad while earning 6 university credits. The following outlines the program costs:

Program Costs
Program Fee (Tuition & Room/Board) $7372
Airfare (from Pittsburgh) Included
UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Coverage Included
One Group Excursion (Naples area) Included
Barcelona Nursing Conference Included

(Costs are based on current currency rates, if these rates increase there will be a surchage applied)

Financial Aid: The Duquesne Financial Aid Office can assist you with summer loan applications. (Tuition exchange/remission and Duquesne Scholarships do NOT apply.)