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Working With Our Families

One of the largest components of our day was working with our three families that live in the La Libertad neighborhood served by CAESC (The UPOLI nursing school-run health education center).

The Art of Communication as Discovered by "DUPOLI"

From the moment we stepped off the plane in Managua, Nicaragua, a dominantly Spanish speaking country, communication has been an ambiguous feat — a point of challenge, learning, laughter, motivation and at times personal frustration.

The Broad View

Reflecting back on our two-week experience in Nicaragua, I try to keep in mind that not only is Nicaragua one of the poorest countries in Latin America, but its size is comparable to the state of Pennsylvania. There is a large health disparity between citizens of upper and lower economic status.

Bonding with UPOLI Nursing Students

Duke ABSN Students bond with UPOLI nursing students

While in Managua, Nicaragua six DUSON second semester ABSN students and their clinical instructor (Dr. Irene Felsman)  have been placed  with la Escuela de Enfermeria de la Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) (The School of Nursing in the Polytechnic University).  We have been collaborating with three UPOLI nursing students and their professor Lic.

Working Together as a Community Health Team

Working together, as a group, throughout these past two weeks to aid family members in the community in Managua and work with nursing students from UPOLI have not only shown me the power of great teamwork and collaboration but also the important qualities of an effective community health team. Throughout this experience we have grown incredibly close to each other.