Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing students and faculty travel to Eleuthera, a small island in The Bahamas to learn more about a faith-based health care system, and facilitate the further development of partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, and The Bahamian Ministry of Health. The NHWSN team works with local nurses on Eleuthera delivering primary care to clinic patients and conducts health education seminars for primary and secondary school students on topics including obesity, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular health. Additionally, NHWSN faculty members provide an in-service training to enhance the professional development of local nurses.
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing students and faculty members travel to the city of San Francisco Macoris, in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic to enhance knowledge about maternity-related care. This project involves collaborations with Hospital San Vincente de Paul’s in-patient maternity ward, antenatal clinics in the hospital’s periphery, and community sites that host youth groups participating in an HIV prevention program.
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This program in the Caribbean involves Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing student and faculty engagement with an international faith-based organization, the Missionaries of the Poor, in caring for more than 400 people in five different care centers in Kingston, Jamaica. The program provides basic and tertiary care to the homeless, mentally and physically ill; enhances student knowledge about working in faith-based environments; and fosters enhanced interest in global health service. Additionally, NHWSN faculty members provide technical assistance that strengthens the community-based organization’s health-related services, and its relationship with the Jamaican Ministry of Health.