A team of seven Minnesota State University Moorhead nursing students (six RN to BSN students and one graduate nursing student) recently completed a 10 day medical trip to Nicaragua. The students, along with Dr. Jane Bergland, joined a larger team of medical professionals to provide education and care to hundreds of under-served patients, including children with handicaps and the general population in rural Nicaragua.
The MSUM nurses spent 10 days in Nicaragua, participating in many different activities such a Spirit Day, Color Day, and a visit to the local women’s shelter.
Dental education was provided by the MSUM nursing team. Pictured above is Sara Thooft and Kayla Peterson after teaching dental health to a group of children in El Limon, Nicaragua. Below Kayla is pictured provding dental education to a student in the village.
The MSUM nursing team provided medical care to the general public as well as children with handicaps. On the right, Sarah and Shannon are pictured doing intakes and on the left Sarah works with a handicapped child.