Students and faculty from the Bemidji School of Nursing are taking their skills out of the classroom and into the real world.
This May, students and faculty will travel to Belize for a two-week trip to deliver health care and health care education.
Leah Gnitka, a nursing student, said, “I’m really excited to experience the other culture and just be able to bring what I know from nursing down there and learn a lot more.”
Instructors say this is a unique opportunity for students to apply skills taught in a sterile classroom to a real-world situation.
The students and faculty participating in the trip say what they experience abroad will help improve their work back home. Instructor Tami Such said, “The flexibility is very different when you’re there. Understanding that time orientation is very different, supplies are limited, even what we plan for the day might not be what ends up happening.”
The group will take medical supplies donated by local businesses when they leave for their trip after graduation.