International nursing programs are available through the University of Washington's School of Nursing and through a partnership between the Catholic University of America and the Australian Catholic University. Both programs consist of a combination of coursework and practical training, while the University of Washington's program provides insight into regional problems.
Qualifying students in the University of Washington's School of Nursing can take part in summer exploration seminars in several locations worldwide. As of 2015, these include Korea (Korean Culture, Immigration and Health), New Zealand (Empowering Healthy Communities) and Kenya (Global Health Nursing and Health Systems in the Context of East Africa). Custom-designed programs developed in conjunction with the University of Washington International Outreach Program are also available.
Participants in the CUA and ACU exchange program engage in both classroom learning as well as clinical training. The program is available to qualifying nursing students at CUA during the spring semester of their sophomore years. CUA students take part in the program at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Catholic University. ACU refers visiting students for housing, but meal plans are the responsibility of the students. The Catholic University of America website provides detailed information on other requirements for entry into the program.