Greetings from students on the International trip to Miacatlan, Mexico

This post is written by second year MEPN student, Lisa Cronk.

Mexico Immersion Nursing

On Sunday, as part of exploring the Mexican culture, we visited Carlos Slim museum. Carlos Slim is not only the richest man in Mexico… he is the 6th richest man in the world and his museum is located in the Beverly Hills of Mexico City. We viewed the sculptures of Rodin, intricate carvings of elephant tusks (not okay but still beautiful) and we made a new friend today, a stranger who tagged along for the entire guided tour—even joining us for a picture.

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Check out our new friend on the left.

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We have finally made it to Miacatlan where we attend clase de Español for four hours in the morning, followed by lunch with the niños, and clinic.

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At clinic we have the opportunity to give PPD tests (intradermal skills!), perform head to toe assessments [in Spanish], complete eye exams, and height and weight measurements.

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On Wednesday, we also taught several health educations classes including what to do when choking, demonstrate first aid, and CPR. We still don’t have hot water to shower with, and only limited internet  service, but the experiences and love that we are exposed to have more than made up for it.  Even though the mosquitos think we are muy deliciosa, it’s worth every bite.

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On Wednesday, we also taught several health educations classes including what to do when choking, demonstrate first aid, and CPR. We still don’t have hot water to shower with, and only limited internet  service, but the experiences and love that we are exposed to have more than made up for it.  Even though the mosquitos think we are muy deliciosa, it’s worth every bite.

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By the way, wouldn’t be able to complete what we have without the invaluable help of our beautiful translators. We are forever and debt and want you to move with us to the states immediately.

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2 Responses to Greetings from students on the International trip to Miacatlan, Mexico

  1. Linda Urden says:

    Thanks for the fantastic update! You are making an impact, learning, lots and having fun! Love the blog and pictures…keep sending them as u have time

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