The School of Nursing at Salem State University graduated the first BSN students in 1974 and MSN students in 1984. This will be the second year for Short-Term Study Abroad lead by Nursing Faculty to support Cultural Immersion and Service Learning: SSU Nursing in Jamaica and will head to Jamaica March 4-11, 2018! Our partners include multidisciplinary health care at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute Sickle Cell Unit and Clinic and the School of Nursing at the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica.
This trip supports students cultural immersion and through service learning assesses health disparities affecting disadvantaged communities around the world and creates sustainable interventions to alleviate these disparities.
For our trip to Kingston, this March we have planned 3 Service Learning Projects in collaboration with the team from the sickle cell clinic:
1. The 5th annual Sweater Drive supported by our Student Nurses Association
2. The 3rd annual Ace Bandage and Wound Care Kit Drive led by senior BSN nursing students and MSN students
3. The 2nd annual gently used children’s books drive
Our main objectives involve exchange of healthcare information with the students, faculty health care teams and communities through this cultural exchange by:
Provide ace bandages and medical tape for use at the clinic.
Covers attendance of a Salem State student at a cultural and social exchange health fair, with Jamaican nursing students.
Purchase passport for participating student.
A gift at this level will cover the food expenses of one participant for one week.
A donation of this amount will fully cover the expenses of one student participant.