Nursing Students Make A Difference in Africa

12/13/2010
By By Julia Gavin, Chelmsford Patch

Winter break for most college students includes a warm vacation, catching up with friends, maybe taking a class for a few quick credits. But for 10 nursing students from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, "break" will be spent working long hours in Ghana, Africa.

Members of Nursing Students Without Borders will take their third trip to the impoverished area Jan. 2 to Jan. 19. Faculty advisor Clinical Assistant Professor Valerie King will be supervising the group of seniors and looks forward to watching their experience.

"I have seen such a transformation in the nursing students," King said. "They go from nervous traveler in a strange country to a confident and giving nurse who is much more prepared to meet the health care challenges of the USA and beyond."

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