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Blog: WSU students take part in People of Peru Project for 13th year

Thursday, May 24
By Sara Barrientos

We started day 13 in Peru bright and early. We were all packed and ready the night before to catch an early breakfast with our favorite cooks. They prepared our favorite oatmeal drink called Chicha Avena. The cooks arrived around 4 am to prepare our last meal on the compound and it was delicious!

We boarded the People of Peru bus for the last time around 6:45 am. It was a bittersweet goodbye. We were leaving behind people that we have grown to know and love, knowing that we were off to start another amazing adventure.

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Group of WSU Students with a Coug flag in Peru
Health clinics in Peru help students learn from each other

The pharmacy student said she didn’t realize a nurse’s touch was such an important part of patient assessment.

2014 WSU Nursing Peru team
WSU Nursing teams travel to Peru in May with the launch of a new project in Chiclayo

The Chiclayo project is the second for Washington State University College of Nursing in that South American country; WSU nurses have been part of the nonprofit People of Peru Project for more than a decade.

Vicky Sattler, a PhD alumna from the WSU College of Nursing, is leading the Chiclayo project. She’ll take about 10 students from the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs. They’ll work with nursing students from Chiclayo’s USAT – the Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo – and with the nonprofit Centro ECO.

2014 Peru group
BSN Students Travel to Peru for Course in Global Health Care

2014 Peru group

By Bailey Dill

The 82-year-old woman came to the clinic in Iquitos, Peru, complaining of blurry vision, headaches, and arthritis pain. Through a series of health history questions, WSU College of Nursing BSN student Olivia Cline discovered that not only had the patient dealt with these issues for two months, she had also been grieving the loss of her husband who passed away just before the onset of her symptoms. Cline provided the patient with pain medication, new eye glasses, and some much needed … » More …

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