ORONO- Students from the University of Maine’s School of Nursing will be taking what they’ve learned international.
Fifteen nursing students will be traveling to provide medical services to those in Costa Rica.
“We go to different communities and we tell them we’re going to be holding a community health clinic and then the next day we set up our clinic and people from the community come and we help them the best we can” says Logan Molt, a senior nursing student.
The trips leaders say the group has spent the past year fund raising and preparing for the trip.
They’ve raised about $1,700 to purchase medical supplies.
The group has also been meeting weekly and discussing ways to make the most of the experience
“We talk about global health to better prepare us on how to involve ourselves and how to contribute to and appreciate global health when we’re over there” says Maya Naisbitt, a junior nursing student.
While they’re helping the people of Costa Rica, they’ll also be learning important lessons to help them become better nurses.
“As our culture is getting more diverse in the United States, we see more global health problems, so it’s really important to understand all of the health disparities that we might see, even though we’re going to Costa Rica and seeing them, soon we might see them at home.” says Laura Roberts, a senior nursing student.
The group will be in Costa Rica for 9 days.
They plan on leaving Jan. 5.