Nicaragua – A Medical Mission Experience Feb. 2013

Nicaragua: A Medical Mission Experience Feb. 2013

Each year for more than a decade, Minnesota State University Moorhead nursing students have had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua for their preceptorship experience. MEDICO is the organization through which the trip has been organized for the last 5 years. MEDICO’S mission is to provide medical, eye, and dental care, and educational services to people in developing countries who have little or no access to health care. ™Medical, Eye, and Dental International Care Organization (MEDICO), a nonprofit humanitarian service organization, has been providing comprehensive health care in Central America since 1990. Their efforts are through short-term medical mission teams, sustainable projects, special initiatives, and partnerships with other humanitarian organizations responding to health related issues for the impoverished living in this area of the world.

™MEDICO achieves this mission through the participation of medical and non-medical volunteers serving in a variety of capacities. Participation includes volunteering on a field team , warehouse volunteering, financial support, administrative support and more.

MSUM’s 2013 Team


Pictured: Rhonda, Jill, Jennifer, Heather, Lisa, Jane, Jackie, and Michelle (all MSUM RN to BSN or CNE students)


Each year the team gathered by MEDICO consists of a conglomeration of medical professionals from various fields and volunteers.

™Our 2013 MEDICO team consisted of:

2 Fearless Leaders

2 Dentists

5 Pediatricians

1 Pediatric Pulmonologist

1 Podiatrist

2 Nurse Practitioners

1 Physical Therapist

1 Pharmacist

9 Nurses

3 Medical Residents

+2 additional volunteers=


Nica 2013 group pic


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