Our first service learning mission took place in March 2010 with an emphasis on OB nursing. Faculty and students worked with local doctors in the village of Pastores near La Antigua, Guatemala to meet the needs of 1,157 patients. Trips run twice a year in the Greater Panchoy Valley surrounding Antigua focusing on medical-surgical type practice, public health, obstetrics and pediatrics.
Our next missions to Guatemala: October 2016 and January 2017
This study abroad experience affords nursing students the opportunity to learn about professional leadership issues including quality improvement, healthcare policies, and nursing education through a comparative global perspective. Field experiences include a collaborative classroom with Irish nursing students with topics on leadership styles; Irish nurse and physician guest speakers; and visits to three different types of hospitals. This rich cultural experience allows for immersion into the local Irish life.