February 3, 2004

Professors Chad O Lynn and Linda Torma, from Montana State University-Bozeman College of Nursing will be offering (pending final college and university approval) a summer course in Ireland on elder care and end-of-life care. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach in comparing services for elders in Ireland and the United States.

The course will be offered during the second summer session and can be taken for three or six elective credits. The course will have a G designation, enabling students to receive multi-cultural credits for the course. The approximate dates for the course are from July 6 July 26, 2004. For those who elect to take the course for six credits, attendance to the International Research Conference of Sigma Theta Tau International is included. Highlights of the course include:

Stay and study in Galway, Ireland s fastest growing city offering numerous cultural and artistic venues Cultural trip to the Aran Islands to visit Ireland s past monasteries and forts and view Ireland s rugged seascape Stay and study in Dublin, one of Europe s most desired tourist destinations Cultural and scenic excursions in the Dublin area Planned observational experiences in Irish care settings Attendance to an international research conference (for those taking six credits)

The cost of the course will be $3500 for those taking three credits and $4700 for those taking six credits. This price includes round-trip airfare, transportation in Ireland, all meals except lunches, admission to museums, and lodging. Enrollment and a 25% deposit is required by March 1, 2004. The course is open to non-nursing students (non-nursing students may take the course for six credits only). Anyone eligible to enroll in a course at Montana State University is welcome.

For more information, contact Chad O Lynn at 406-243-2623 or colynn@montana.edu or Linda Torma at 406-243-2599 or ltorma@montana.edu