Students 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 Helene.Hegge@usd.edu.
Interprofessional Experience in Guatemala
Nursing students have the opportunity to travel to Guatemala 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.
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.