Nursing Students Without Borders at VCU provides health outreach in Guatemala

January 29, 2019

Education, Service, Students

Several members of Nursing Students Without Borders at VCU recently returned from an annual community service trip to the Highlands Region of Guatemala, where they provided health outreach to villagers. Led by Tammy Williams, Ph.D., M.S., RN, and Juliane Milburn, Ph.D., RN, both clinical assistant professors, the students built three brick clean cookstoves for families in remote mountain villages and helped conduct health screenings for diabetes and hypertension. They also provided health education to women training to be midwives and learned about breastfeeding among Guatemalan mothers. Participants included accelerated B.S. students Allyson Buennemeyer, Maddie Pennington, Allison Robey, Ciara Britt and Hannah Christen. They were also joined by Taylor Rollison, a therapeutic recreation student from Longwood University.

photo of group of people in Guatemala

photo of two students building a brick stove

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photo of nursing student working with yarn while others observegroup of nursing students with Guatemalan women villagers

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