CSU nursing team makes a difference in the Dominican Republic
In May, recent graduates from Cleveland State University’s School of Nursing put their newly minted bachelor’s of nursing degrees to excellent use on a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
They were joined by School of Nursing faculty members Dr. Joan Niederriter, Karen Pace and Antoinette (Toni) Kramer, as well as registered nurses, a nurse practitioner, a physician’s assistant and a pediatric physician.
For the trip, members of the CSU team packed enough medical supplies and medications – collected from local businesses and churches by the CSU Student Nurses Association – to fill 18 suitcases. They also brought 500 toothbrushes and 500 tubes of toothpaste, donated by Greater Cleveland schools.
Over the course of a week in the Caribbean island nation, CSU team members traveled to remote villages, where they provided physical exams, medications, vitamins, dental-hygiene demonstrations and health education for residents.
Watch the video for highlights from this outstanding Engaged Learning experience:
The trip was organized with the support of Solid Rock International, a Christian nonprofit organization. CSU nursing students are planning two more visits to the Dominican Republic for May 2014. For more information or to make a donation, email Karen Pace at email@example.com.