Jo’s Nurses: Dream One, Do One, Lead One

Jo’s Nurses is a medical mission program for current, active nurses who have never volunteered abroad but want to begin to incorporate volunteering into their careers. Individuals or small groups of nurses will travel with a mentor from One Nurse At A Time with selected organizations from the One Nurse directory.  One Nurse At A Time provides pre-trip orientation and training so nurses are comfortable and informed, financial support and hands-on supervision.  Nurses commit to at least one additional volunteer mission the year following their Jo’s Nurses experience.

Jo’s Nurses is named after Marilyn Jo Schuyler, an early supporter of One Nurse At A Time, who set up a memorial fund to assist nurses who have never been on a mission before. She hoped the experience would ignite a passion for volunteering.

Our next Jo’s Nurses will be to the Ixcanaan Clinic in El Remate, Guatemala April 12 – 23, 2014. We are currently accepting applications until February 28, 2014.


Location:  Ixcanaan Clinic in El Remate, Guatemala (fly into Flores)

Dates:  Two nurses arrive April 12 and depart April 19 / Two nurses arrive April 16 and depart April 23. There will be an overlap of two days so the outgoing team can help orient the incoming team.

Mentor: Both teams will be led by JP Denham, an emergency room nurse at Swedish Hospital, Mill Creek.

The teams will be working in the clinic, at local hospitals and in the community. Our goal of the trip is to support nurses to a successful first of many missions.  Join our movement to put more nurse into the world!


1.  Complete the online application under the Scholarship tab: (there is no application fee).

2.  Have 2 references complete the online reference forms.

3.  Spanish language is highly recommended, but lack of language will not exclude a candidate.

4.  Active RN license.

5.  Nurse will pay half of the flight from home city to Guatemala City.  One Nurse At A Time will pay half, round trip from Guatemala City to Flores, and all in country transportation, food and housing. Gifts, incidentals and travel expenses outside the mission are the responsibility of the nurse.

6.  Nurse makes a moral commitment to do another volunteer trip (anywhere in the world) by the end of 2015.

7.  Nurse should prepare for 1-2 days of travel to and from.

8.  Journalling, sharing experiences with teammates and friends/family/coworkers/media at home, sharing pictures and trip report with One Nurse At A Time, participating in interviews as invited.

9.  Assist with fundraising or other means of support for the Jo’s Nurses program.