A Lively Exchange

The school's tradition of cultural and educational exchange with the Chilean nursing community continued with a campus visit last July by 13 nursing students from the Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile in Santiago.

The students' packed schedule included lectures in pathophysiology and community health, simulation sessions, and observation of clinical units and programs at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center. Lecturer Johis Ortega, A.R.N.P., B.C., B.S.N. '02, M.S.N. '06 (far left), coordinated the visit.

On July 19, the students staffed a campus health fair for about 70 employees who provide janitorial services at the University. "The students did a wonderful job," said associate professor Rosemary Hall, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N. (front left), who organized the fair. "And their efforts were greatly appreciated by the employees."

As for the Chileans, they gained enhanced self-respect; as senior Cecelia Gomez noted, "We discovered that we knew more than we realized."