2011 Scholarship Recipients

Sylvia S. Estrada, RNC, WHCNP, CBCN, MSN, MSHCM, BSN

Sylvia S. Estrada, RNC, WHCNP, CBCN, MSN, MSHCM, BSN

For a woman living in impoverished areas in underdeveloped countries it is extremely challenging to get preventative medical care as well as the treatment that is needed. Yet there are people who have taken on this challenge and are doing something about it right now.  Grounds For Health(GFH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is [...]

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Kayla L., RN, BSN, BA

Kayla L., RN, BSN, BA

Refugee International:  Oct.30th – Nov. 6th, 2011 Where did you go on your medical mission and with what organization?   Chocola –  a remote village near the city of Mazatenango, Guatemala with the organization, Refuge International.  Part of the team also traveled to an even more remote village north of Chocola, called Xojola, for two clinic [...]

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Jennifer T., RN, FNP

Jennifer T., RN, FNP

When the fall winds of September blow, and the smell of drying leaves are in the air, one thinks of bonfires and football games.  Sweatshirts and trick-or-treating.  New school supplies.  Guatemala.  I spent my September and October readying myself for my 5th trip to Guatemala, to that little town, San Raymundo, to the clinic that [...]

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Carolyn Z., RN, MSN, CPNP PC/AC, PMHS

Carolyn Z., RN, MSN, CPNP PC/AC, PMHS

On July 24-30, 2011 I had the privilege to serve on a Medical Mission to Belize with the organization International Servants.  We spent three and a half days in a clinic that we set up in a school in Bella Vista where I was one of four licensed providers that saw patients, along with an [...]

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Anne B., RN

Anne B., RN

With the assistance of One Nurse At A Time, I was able to volunteer with the Medical Mercy Team, from the organization Mission of Mercy, as they traveled to Bangladesh on October 14-23, 2012. Bangladesh is a land of multi-colored people, tropical landscapes and one temperature: sticky hot. Our parent organization is a child sponsorship [...]

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Ginger H., RN, BSN

Ginger H., RN, BSN

Arriving home from Haiti each time is hard. The country is filled of amazing people with beautiful spirits.  I spent 10 days working in the only critical care hospital in the entire country. Project Medishare for Haiti is located in the heart of Port-au-Prince. During my time spent at the hospital hundreds upon hundreds of [...]

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Heather S., RN

Heather S., RN

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya with the organization ER Abroad. When the plane landed in Nairobi, a wave of gratitude washed over me as I realized that this would be the fourth time I had been to Africa for the purpose of medical and humanitarian mission work. Africa is what my [...]

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Susannah W., RN, CRNA

Susannah W., RN, CRNA

The Free to Smile Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to cleft lip and cleft palate repairs.  To many, fixing a cleft lip may seem like a selfish use of precious resources, as it can be seen as a cosmetic procedure and not ‘medically necessary.’ To the babies whose mothers have stopped feeding them because they [...]

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Becky E., FNP

Becky E., FNP

Hearts in Motion in Guatemala – A First, but Definitely Not Last, Medical  Mission Abroad When Becky E., FNP, read her Nov/Dec 2010 copy of NP World News she was elated. There on the front page, in bold type, were the words: “Healing Beyond Borders – One Nurse at a Time.” It was exactly what [...]

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