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Encountering Medical Missions

The Encountering Medical Missions conference was a huge success!  I talked with tons of nurses who were interested in going on their first medical mission and they were excited to find out about One Nurse At A Time and the Directory you have on your website and the scholarships you

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Time in Tanzania

My three weeks in Tanzania exceeded by far any expectations I might have had. I had unreal experiences, worked with exceptional people (both Americans and Tanzanians), and learned invaluable life lessons. We had three weeks of successful clinics including eyeglass, HIV, general medical, and veterinary clinics. I was able to

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WE HONOR ALL NURSES DURING NURSES WEEK

You are unique. You provide more than 80% of healthcare delivery worldwide. You practice many different roles in diverse settings. You prevent injury and disease. You teach patients and families and communities. You care for the sick; you care for the dying. You understand the art, and the science of

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WELCOME MARTHA HOLLEY – JONES !

We’d like to welcome Martha Holley-Jones to the team of volunteers at One Nurse At A Time. Martha has just come on board as Scholarship Coordinator.  She is a wife, a mother of one son; 2 pugs; and one cat.  She has been a nurse for over 30 years and is employed as

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History in the Making – Michelle (Mickey) Guerreo

 The stethoscope give-a-way was by far the biggest hit. We took it back to basics for the nurses, and we can tell that it was really useful information for them. During the Respiratory sounds lecture, we taught them how to wear the stethoscopes and use them to assess heart and

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WORLD MALARIA DAY 2011

About half of the world’s population, are at risk of contracting malaria, especially those living in developing countries. World Malaria Day 2011 is a time for examining the progress made towards malaria control and elimination. Progress is being made but there is still much work to be done. We at

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I WILL NEVER FORGET

                Ecuador was AMAZING!I had such a great time. It was so different from what I expected, but in the best way possible. Our team was remarkable; we all clicked right away from the first day of meeting each other.                 On Sunday, we performed screenings all day of the children who

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Over Coffee With Doctor Z

                 During the summer of the year 2000, I was working on a women’s health project in Kosovo as part of the war recovery effort. One fine day, I had an appointment to meet Dr. Z., the director of a health house. A health house is a large facility

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          “The extraordinary nurses’ stories in Nurses Beyond Borders have the power to ignite a movement of international volunteerism. As a nurse, this book reinforces what I already know: wealthier and more technologically advanced countries have a responsibility to help the undeveloped ones, not only through a sense of charity,

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CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE NURSE AT A TIME

Working abroad – especially with fewer resources than we are accustomed to – has a way of stretching us.  We must adapt our practices to different cultures, languages, lifestyles and approach to health and medical needs.  Our “Best Practices” nursing framework has to be set aside and replaced with a

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