Professor Jane Bergland and seven nursing students recently returned from the ninth annual Nicaragua trip where they provided health care in rural northern Nicaragua. The team included MSUM nursing students, four pediatric residents from Hennipen County Medical Center, four emergency room residents from the University of Chicago, a dentist, faculty, and other ancillary staff.

The group saw an average of over 100 patients a day. Many of the patients were children with handicaps and their mothers. Both populations are very underserved. Donations received prior to the trip were used to buy school supplies and custom made shoes for children with foot deformities.