After spending a few days teaching in the First Thousand Days program, the Cumberland nursing students are now learning about the different areas of medical care in Haiti. They visit a milk clinic, a pharmacy, and a general clinic where they meet four inspiring medical personnel. Keep reading to see their journey.
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As we reflect on our time spent in Haiti, we are grateful to Many Hands for planning opportunities for us to meet inspiring individuals who are also on their own personal nursing journeys. Ms. Lerosane was the first interaction we had with a Haitian nurse. She is not just a nurse but is also a leader in the community, an advocate for women and children, and a vital part of the Many Hands organization. Through our interactions with Ms. Lerosane, we have gained a greater appreciation for community nursing and the impact it can have on the community. Even though there was a language barrier, Ms. Lerosane, an expert nurse, took the time to teach us novice nurses about performing well-child visits, providing nutrition to the failure-to-thrive babies, and providing education to the moms of Haiti. One of her most admirable qualities is her passion about educating the women within her community. She is empowering them to lead their families while also inspiring the younger generation of future nurses.