Nursing Abroad

Redeeming Moments

As mentioned at the end of my last post, there were moments that I had the privilege of experiencing in the midst of not knowing why I was here. In the midst of feeling naked and uncomfortable, these little glimpses of heaven sustained me. As I washed Clarene’s club feet with Chlorhexidene to prep for […] Read more…

Screening In the Flesh

Three weeks ago we were just starting to screen Malagasy patients for surgery. The wards weren’t open yet; nurses were still setting up the wards. I still didn’t know what nursing would be like here. All I had were stories. When Mercy Ships arrives in any given country, we have to find our patients. The […] Read more…

Last Day: A Milestone

I am no longer employed at Rochester General Hospital. My last day was Saturday the 9th. Since I chose my own end date, I was confused as to why I chose to end on a Saturday. Why voluntarily decide to do one more shift on a day when I would rather be outside or enjoying […] Read more…

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