Join us, and help improve nursing care for under-served populations!

Contact Estephanie Ortiz for more information or call 614-688-4600.


famWith ISLL you will:

  • Gain clinical skills in Spanish

  • Develop greater cultural understanding

  • Travel abroad for a partially funded global health experience


The College of Nursing, in conjunction with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is excited to offer you a unique opportunity to participate in an NIH-funded research study. Integrated Second Language Learning for Chronic Care is a three-phase program that aims to improve health outcomes for Latina/o diabetes patients while improving the Spanish language skills and cultural understanding of Nurse Practitioner students.


The Integrated Second Language Learning Project can be divided into three distinct phases:

Phase 1: 3-credit course, offered Session 2 of Fall Semester, integrating Spanish  language  and  patient centered  communication  instruction. To learn more about this phase watch this short video

Phase 2: provides students a sustained and monitored clinical experience that allows them to interact with their assigned patient(s) over a six-month period. To learn more about this phase watch this short video

Phase 3: capstone cultural immersion experience providing students with a unique global health perspective.To learn more about this phase watch this short video