Student Nursing Exchange Program


In 1995, an outstanding and rewarding exchange program for college nursing students was developed between the Sister Cities, which has been enjoyed and celebrated. The participants in this program are The Robert Gordon University (formerly Forresterhill College) in Aberdeen and The Houston Baptist University College of Nursing. One of the founding members of this program, Helen Schmolke, was honored in June of 2005 in the Houston Chronicle and you can read her incredible story by clicking HERE.


Learning objectives in this nursing exchange program are focused on identifying the perception of health and health care problems in the country visited, describing methods for nursing practice, health research, and delivery of health care within the international community. Equally important is teaching the visiting students how patient care is provided within primary, acute and tertiary facilities. This 2-week program enables peers from each visiting country to understand how nursing care is provided in the their Sister City's country.


Both Houston Baptist University and Robert Gordon University have excellent nursing schools and one difference is that at RGU, students can opt to study nursing or midwifery. When our HBU student nurses begin interfacing with their counterparts at RGU, they will experience these differences. Following the HBU video are some short video clips showing some of the activities in Aberdeen that our HBU students will observe. These clips are of RGU students and graduates, discussing their chosen fields. Just click the links to hear the students describe their studies and their experiences.

Our Program



Laura Waters & Leslie Rodriguez - HBU & Tara Tully & Helena Buley - RGU Student Nurses


Amelia Holt & Celeste Ross - HBU. Kimberly Tosh & Chloe Sangster - RGU. With Mary Metz,

Amelia Holt & Celeste Ross - HBU. Kimberly Tosh & Chloe Sangster - RGU. With Mary Metz, the Chairman of HGA.



 Victoria Simms & Ceira Newell - HBU. Ruth Gilligan & Megan Aracena - RGU. With Lord Provost at the Town House in Aberdeen



 Blake Martin & Lorena Lozano - HBU.  Joanne Peters & Rebecca Gardiner  - RGU.  Toured RGU School of Nursing and Midwifery 



Isha Patel & Melanie Honeycutt - HBU. Sally-Anne McWilliams & Fiona Mutch - RGU. 20th Year Anniversary.



Noelle Deaton & Lauren Limb - HBU. Kirsty Brown & Jennifer Cruikshanks - RGU. 



Rachelle Gerke & Katherine Sacueza - HBU. Iona Hynd & Beverly Brown - RGU.  Morris Cultural Arts Center