Nursing students complete field school excursion in Kenya

College of the Rockies

from the press release :

“Over three weeks, the students contributed to the College’s Maternal Access and Infant Survival for Health Advancement (MAISHA) project.  The MAISHA project is being implemented by the College in partnership with Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and Kenya’s Ministry of Health, with funding provided by the Government of Canada.  The aim of the project is to improve maternal, newborn and child health services by strengthening community health units and rural health facilities in Kenya.

“Providing international learning opportunities for our students is part of the College’s commitment to student success and satisfaction,” says College of the Rockies Manager of International Projects, Kerry Brinkert. “By having travelled to Kenya to participate in the MAISHA project, our students have become more globally-minded.  This experience and the cross-cultural competencies our students have acquired will contribute to their success as nurses in an increasingly interconnected world.”

The primary focus for the nursing students during their field school was nutrition.  They participated in training of community health volunteers, accompanied volunteers and Kenyan nursing students on household visits and took part in applied research on the nutritional habits of the locals, reporting their results back to the MAISHA stakeholders’ conference at the conclusion of their stay.”

Read more in the full press release here.