Students Share Nursing Experience from the Philippines

Ten Truman nursing students will present their unique study abroad experience at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

The presentation focuses on the students’ hands-on clinical work and cultural immersion while spending three weeks in the Philippines.

The students who will be presenting are:  (back row) Abby Crew, Kelsey Dreiling, Sam Streff, Katie Kurtz, Lauren Null, Angie Rardin; (front row) Kaylee Knauth, Megan Johnson, Czerina Rivera and Lindsey O’Brien.

This past summer, the senior-level nursing students journeyed half way across the globe to the Philippines. Under the supervision of two nursing professors, Kit and Steve Hadwiger, the students participated in numerous nursing and cultural exposures, while gaining a new cultural perspective on health care delivery. During their trip, the students were exposed to a variety of clinical settings and were given the opportunity to participate in many clinical experiences, which included delivering babies in the Labor and Delivery Unit at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, participating in family health visits in the Gawad Kalinga Community Village, performing health screenings at a women’s social hygiene clinic and providing culturally competent nursing care to patients in the surgical, pediatric and medical service wards at West Visayas State University Medical Center.

The students finished the program by traveling to Iloilo City, where they were partnered with local Filipino nursing students.

The presentation is open to the public and refreshments will be served.