The University of Alabama at Birmingham provides a top-ranked nursing education at a reasonable cost. Students appointed to the UAB School of Nursing – Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program will participate in the Translation of Global Experience. This unique and intercollaborative program advances Peace Corps’ third goal, “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans,” by providing opportunities for PC Fellows to engage in meaningful experiences with underserved communities in the greater Birmingham area. The goal of this program is to help PC Fellows enhance the skills and knowledge acquired during their Peace Corps service and apply these attributes towards improving health care for vulnerable populations.
Fellows learn in a dynamic environment that gives them access to health disparities that impact urban and rural populations. Nurses are in a unique position to be frontline in the War on Poverty and UAB SON prepares its graduates to answer the call.
Fellows also work closely with Greater Birmingham RPCVs on community projects such as map murals, recruitment fairs and educational events. Fellows also have a direct mentor in the program coordinator who is also an RPCV and a graduate of an accelerated nursing program.