PhD students in NicaraguaThis past August, PhD students Becky Doughty and Vicy Sattler, and BSN student Jenn Ventress volunteered with Community Health Evangelical (CHE) and traveled to North Central Nicaragua to provide Community Health education to local residents. They worked with the director of Community Health Education in Nicaragua to develop a lesson plan that would include topics the residents wanted to learn about. Over the course of their time there, they taught wound care, emergency planning, first aid, pharmacology, and maternal and infant care to more than 150 men and women across seven villages.

BSN student Jenn Ventress felt the trip was a wonderful experience and enjoyed her time with the local residents.

“The communities we encountered were welcoming and kind. Not to mention, gorgeous! Their overwhelming generosity definitely made us humble,” Jenn said.

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Vicky Sattler entered the PhD Program in 2013 and is a Community Health clinical instructor for WSU College of Nursing.

Becky Doughty entered the PhD program in 2012 and was recently awarded the Providence Health Systems’ Mission Leadership Award for her work to establish a transitional respite care program for homeless patients.

Jenn Ventress is a second year BSN student and will graduate in December.