Category Archives: community involvement

A Day at Hacienda Townhomes

This post is written by 2nd year student and guest writer, Marisa Katsman Throughout the last two semesters we have been able to spend our clinical hours at Hacienda Townhomes, a low-income housing facility in southeast San Diego.  We have … Continue reading

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Getting comfortable in the uncomfortable

This post is written by guest writer and MEPN student, Saya Nodera Where to even begin with this extraordinary place… Let me start by telling you a little bit about St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), and all of the wonderful things … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Diabetes camp

This post is written by guest writer and MEPN student,Caleb Kuo Caleb Kuo drawing up insulin for administration I had the opportunity to participate as a nursing volunteer at Camp Wana Kura, which is a summer camp dedicated to helping … Continue reading

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Build A Miracle Mexico Spring Break Trip

This post is written by guest writer and MEPN student, Melissa Dempsey. World’s Collide During our spring break this past March, I had the opportunity of visiting the town La Morita with a few other MEPN students and Dr. Hutchins. … Continue reading

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MEPNs care for veterans at Stand Down

This post is written by MEPN students and guest Writers:  Maile Cabugao, Adilene Esquivias, Karen Kriger, Nneoma Njoku, Hannah Penney, Amarachi Uchenna What is Stand Down?  On the weekend of June 29-July 1st, USD nursing students had the opportunity to take … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for Save A Life event

This post is written by guest writer and MEPN student Kelsey Marckstadt The Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation is an organization based in San Diego that is spreading the awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in our youth. Through education and … Continue reading

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MEPNs host Health Fair in Tijuana

This post is written by guest writer and MEPN student Adilene Esquivas (Grammy winners Adilene Esquivias and Saya Nodera performing a simulated motor vehicle accident encounter.) On Saturday June 23rd, several USD Nursing Students had the opportunity to visit our … Continue reading

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Some barely finish Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

This post is written by MEPN student, Karen Kriger On Sunday, June 3rd, MEPN students arrived at 6:00 am to check in as a volunteer for the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon. Several medical tents were set up throughout … Continue reading

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MEPNs give back to veterans at USO dinner

This post is written by guest writer, Maressa Malabanan, 1st year MEPN Tuesday night, March 13th, MEPNs gave back to at least 250+ service members and their families.  Along with nursing students from other local nursing programs, MEPNs worked together for … Continue reading

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Rooftop Report

Nursing is full of endless opportunities from providing safe and efficacious care on the ground as well as in the air.  Professor Padilla and 2nd year MEPN Evan Gum take a photo-op after receiving a critically ill stroke patient who … Continue reading

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