Nine nursing students traveled to Jeremie, Haiti last February for a week of public health nursing clinical experience.
Working with assistant professor Beth Sloand, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, the group provided screenings for blood pressure, growth, and body mass index; anemia screening and tetanus vaccinations for adolescents; prenatal care for women; comfort care at a local hospice; and health education on blood pressure, anemia, and healthy relationships.
Meg Adams ’12 wrote in her blog a few weeks before their journey: “The trip will satisfy the clinical hours for our public health nursing rotation, and it will give us the opportunity to work in the kind of global health setting that many of us hope to spend much of our careers in. More importantly, the work we will be doing in Haiti will make a difference. I can’t tell you how excited we all are to have this opportunity!”