Six RNB nursing students and one graduate nursing student recently returned from a medical trip to rural Nicaragua where care was provided to the ‘Los Pipitos’ (children with handicaps), and the general population. This trip is lead by Dr. Jane Bergland on an annual basis during spring semester. The medical team consisted of nursing students, pediatric residents, pediatricians, dentists, a physical therapist, pulmonologist, emergency medical Dr. and a pharmacist.

Care was provided to hundreds of under-served patients and education was also provided to young school children. MSUM represents one third of the trip members.