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Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary

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Dr. Carol Huston

Dr. Carol Huston is a past president of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. She recently retired as director of the school of nursing at California State University-Chico (CSUC).

  • Author/co-author, Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, Professional Issues in Nursing, and Leadership and Management Tools for the New Nurse
  • Co-developer, Marquis-Huston Model for Teaching Critical Thinking, which has been recognized internationally by nurse scholars
  • Co-chairperson, 2010 International Year of the Nurse (IYNurse) Initiative—a global                           partnership effort between                                         Sigma Theta Tau                                                 International Honor                                                   Society of Nursing, the                                                 Nightingale Initiative for                                             Global Health, and the                                         Nightingale Museum of London
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

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Warsaw Poland & Budapest Hungary| 9 days | May 18-26, 2018 | $4,999

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8.0 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours 

** Nanda Journeys and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing are collaborating to develop this educational activity.  A maximum of eight (8) hours of continuing nursing education contact hours will be awarded for this journey for nurse participants completing all requirements. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) (PO229). **

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Nursing Journey to Poland and Hungary, led by Dr. Carol Huston

You are invited to become part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a custom-designed introduction to healthcare and nursing in Poland and Hungary traveling May 2018. Enjoy the unique culture and traditions of Eastern Europe while you spend time with the locals. Discuss current nursing and healthcare challenges in each country. Healthcare professionals, as global citizens in the 21st century, need to understand universal health care issues such as poverty, hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, and access to health care before global healthcare goals can be achieved.   Giving back and engaging with the local community is an important part of your journey: you will have an opportunity to interact with a local non-profit organization or community project. Explore iconic sites in both cities including Old Town, Castle Square & the Church of the Holy Cross where Chopin’s heart is held in Warsaw. St. Stephen’s Basilica and Matthias Church in Budapest. Join us to explore nursing and healthcare! ​A maximum of eight (8) hours of continuing nursing education contact hours will be awarded for this journey for nurse participants completing all requirements.

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Day 01: Depart for Hungary
Depart from New York today and fly to Budapest, Hungary. ​

Day 02: Budapest, Hungary
Upon arrival this morning at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, you will be met and greeted by a local representative and transferred to your local hotel for lunch by individual arrangement. Please note: early check-in has been confirmed for your comfort and convenience.

Enjoy some free time with lunch on your own today. All travelers will gather late this afternoon with your national guide for an early afternoon orientation and welcome. 

Your hotel Carat Boutique Hotel is located in the very center of Budapest (VI. District) and a short walk to the Deák Ferenc Square, Budapest’s most important transportation hub. The hotel offers unique services and amenities such as free high speed WiFi internet access, soundproof windows, minibar, in-room safe (for laptops), individually adjustable air-conditioning, bathroom amenities and a hair dryer.

Overnight:  Carat Boutique Hotel​ (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 03: Budapest - Cultural Exploration

This morning the group will explore St. Stephen’s Basilica, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. The Banks of the Danube, together with the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue, have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and are your first stop today. The Buda Castle Quarter includes the 700-year-old Matthias Church with its graceful architecture and delicate turrets. the Holy Trinity Square and the domed Buda Palace that looms over the city atop Castle Hill as well as the Fisherman’s Bastion – one of the top Budapest attractions with the best panoramic views of the distinctive building of the House of Parliament. Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896. ​

Explore the largest church in Budapest, St. Stephen’s Basilica that reflects both a neo-classical and neo-renaissance style of architecture. The basilica is named after Saint Stephen who became king of Hungary in 997.

Lunch will be provided at a restaurant near Central Market Hall. You will have some time afterward to explore the market. Built at the end of the 19th century, it is the largest indoor market in Budapest and has a wonderful food market that is a must-see, even if you don’t buy anything.

Enjoy some free time and dinner on your own this evening.

Overnight:  Carat Boutique Hotel​ (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Budpaest - Professional Program
Professional members of the program will interact with nursing counterparts this morning and afternoon for substantive meetings at a local hospital, clinic or university like Semmelweis University’s Nursing Department. Founded in 1769, the Faculty of Medicine is Semmelweis University's oldest and largest faculty. 

Lunch will be provided today.

Guest program
After breakfast, accompanying guests will explore the Great Synagogue including the Emanuel Trees. The Synagogue is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. It was built in Moorish Revival or Neo-Moorish style, in the wake of Romanticism. Visit the Hungarian National Museum with your local guide. Founded 200 years ago, the museum is dedicated to the history of Hungary and has permanent exhibition includes furniture, textiles, weapons, metalwork and ceramics.

Enjoy a dinner cruise sailing along the Danube River to take in the gorgeous scenery. 
Overnight: Carat Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Travel to Poland
This morning the group will make your way back to the airport for your short flight to Warsaw, Poland. Say goodbye to your local guide as you will be met upon arrival by your guide in Poland.

Enjoy an afternoon foodie tour including lunch. Learn about the local cuisine as well as discover history of the dishes and cultural influences.

The centrally located Polonia Palace Hotel also offers free high speed WiFi internet access, complimentary water in the room, bathroom amenities, hairdryers, an in-room safe as well as onsite business center, restaurant and bar.

Dinner is by individual arrangement (own expense).
Overnight: Polonia Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

​​Day 06: Professional Program - Warsaw
Professional members of the program will interact with nursing and allied medical counterparts this morning and afternoon for substantive meetings at a local hospital, clinic or university.

Meetings will be requested with facilities such as the Medical University of Warsaw and the Department of Nurses and Midwives of the Ministry of Health (or similar).

Lunch will be provided today.

Guest program
After breakfast, accompanying guests will depart for a guided orientation of Warsaw’s local flea markets to get a sense of everyday life in Poland. Spend time this afternoon in the Wilanów Palace, which serves as a branch of the National Museum. Wilanów Palace, a splendid example of Baroque architecture, was built in the 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan III Sobieski, prominent Polish sovereign and victor over the Turks in the Relief of Vienna in 1683. Take a day trip to the palace, which serves as a branch of the National Museum. Żelazowa Wola, the 1810 birthplace of Polish composer and virtuoso, Frederic Chopin, is a charming village on the River Utrata, bordering the Kampinos National Park.

Enjoy dinner in the home of a local Polish family including a chance to share in the cooking duties.

Overnight: Polonia Palace Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Cultural Exploration
The group will discover the beauty of Warsaw during visits to Old Town and Castle Square, the house of Madame Curie, St. John Cathedral and Market Square.

Enjoy a nice lunch break at a local restaurant this afternoon.

See the Royal Castle, where in 1791 the first European constitution was signed; visit the Ghetto Memorial, the monument of the Warsaw uprising and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; and walk through Royal Lazienki Park, Chopin's monument and Belvedere Palace.

Dinner will be provided this evening. Immediately following, the group will enjoy the private Chopin piano concert, a highlight of your stay in Warsaw, at the historical building of the Royal Lazienki Park.
Overnight:  Polonia Palace (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Warsaw, Cultural Exploration
This morning visit Brochow and other local villages bordering the Kampinos National Park to enjoy the scenery of the Masovian countryside. Brochow lies near Zelazowa Wola in an area with the idyllic country atmosphere and numerous winding streams surrounded by willows and hillocks. The Brochow commune's most prized monument is the St. Roch and John the Baptist Parish Church - a unique gothic- renaissance style structure that connects sacral and defensive functions. It is here that Frederic Chopin's parents were joined in marriage and the composer himself baptized.

After lunch, the group will delve into WWII history as you learn about Irena Sendler and her incredible story. Polish nurse, humanitarian, and social worker, Irena served in the Polish Underground during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw. Learn about her important role during visits to the Warsaw Ghetto and a walking tour of Old Town.

Share your memories and experiences with other delegates during your last dinner in Poland.
Overnight:  Polonia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Depart for the USA or continue on to the optional extension
​Today say goodbye to Poland, departing for the airport early this afternoon for your flight back to New York.

Note: For those travelers who are participating in the extension, they will have some free time to explore independently with lunch on your own arrangements. Your guide can assist with baggage storage.
Meals: Breakfast

Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.