Eighteen College of Nursing Students Prepare for International Spring Break Mission

Clinical Assistant Professor Lynn Blackburn will lead eighteen students and two faculty members from the College of Nursing to Alajuela, Costa Rica, for the college’s annual international health care trip. The group departs March 13.

In Costa Rica, students will work with an underserved refugee community to provide community health need assessments, health screenings, and health education. Additionally, they will set up and staff an acute care clinic with a local physician.

Students also will work and teach at Manos Albiertas, an orphanage for special needs children.

Senior nursing student Chandler Williams attended the health care trip last year. “The hands-on experience this trip provided was invaluable,” Williams said. “My favorite part was just working with the patients and really getting the feeling that we were making a difference.”

CONTACT:

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, amy.blakely@utk.edu)