Mercer on Mission - Nursing
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing students have the opportunity to join our Mercer on Mission medical teams, which include a unique combination of undergraduate nursing, pharmaceutical, health professions, medical, as well as Spanish interpreters. Clinical Instructor Sandy Rosedale and two nursing students (Amy Booth and Samantha Rud) participated in the 2019 Mercer on Mission trip to Honduras. Along with Mercer team members, nursing representatives spent nine days in remote areas they established nearby clinics, sometimes in churches and even in a private home. In 2019, members of the team evaluated 1575 patients and many were given prescriptive medicine for treatment. Ages of persons evaluated spanned 8 days to 96 years of age. While patients waited to be evaluated, student noted that elderly persons were very respected and often moved to the front of the clinic line by their fellow countrymen. The nursing students were key members of the medical team, which included high level interprofessional experiences. Students and volunteers fluent in Spanish assisted in interpreting and facilitating education.
Nursing faculty and students will engage in a Mercer on Mission trip to India later this summer.