Interprofessional Experience in Guatemala 

Nursing students have the opportunity to travel to Guatemala from Oct. 7-14, 2017 to provide health care services to people with disabilities. Working together with students from the physical therapy, physician assistant and occupational therapy programs, students will:

  • Perform health screens and general health exams
  • Triage patient care needs
  • Provide acute care clinic services
  • Conduct functional and developmental assessments
  • Perform neuro-musculoskeletal exams
  • Provide relevant patient and family education
  • Complete home visits

Students will experience and learn about the culture in Guatemala while gaining a unique perspective on providing health care services. If interested, contact Amy.Hunsley-McTighe@usd.edu.

NursingHeart

Guatemala NursingStudents have a second opportunity to learn about Guatemala through the NursingHeart program. The week-long trip gives students the opportunity to:

  • Install outdoor stoves
  • Perform health screenings for children in kindergarten through eighth grade in a rural village
  • Participate in a foot care clinic near Antiqua
  • Shadow Guatemalan nurses at a clinic on Lake Atitlan

Learn more about this unique cultural experience by contacting Kathy.Magorian@usd.edu.

Head Start

Our nursing students assist the Head Start children's program by training its staff and families. Students also observe the classrooms and help out throughout the year.