Nursing Students Gather Medical Supplies for Service Trip to Kenya
Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN, BSN, director of International Studies at Chamberlain College of Nursing, will lead the latest International Nursing Service Project trip to Kenya, leaving Sept. 1. Twenty-three nursing students from the St. Louis, Addison, Chicago and Columbus campuses will embark on the journey, along with students from Ross Medical School. More from Dr. Fletcher below:
Chamberlain College of Nursing and Ross Medical School are once again sending students to provide medical care and health education in Nairobi, Kenya, this September. We will be working in the slums, as well as offering healthcare in some parts of the Great Rift Valley.
The students have been doing an amazing job collecting much needed medical supplies for our trip, since our supplies are dependent on what we are able to bring into the country. During our last trip to Kenya in May, we saw and treated approximately 2,000 individuals. This is always an intense experience, as well as exhausting, and yet our students always want to do more. We will keep you posted as this trip progresses (as long as we have electricity).
To learn more about Chamberlain’s International Service Projects, please visit www.chamberlain.edu/service.