All 15 of us packed up our bags after saying goodbye to the nursing community and we hopped on our 20 passenger van to Pokhara. The next 6 hours consisted of non-stop winding roads, hot breezes, and a few stops at the squatty potty. However, armed with our Dramamine, we all successfully made it to … Keep reading »
May Term Class: Nursing in Nepal
The small city of Tansen, Nepal, is the home base for this May Term class. The city is home to the Tansen Nursing School and United Mission Hospital. During May 2018 (April 30-May 24), 12 GC nursing students will be working alongside their Nepali counterparts in Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, and Community Health.
Today marks the end of our time at the Mission Hospital in Tansen. Our week was filled with various festivities, adventures, and work in the hospital. Sunday through Tuesday was spent on the wards, along with today (Thursday). This was our first week working in community health, which we all loved. This was a time … Keep reading »
Another busy week has flown by as we have gotten settled in Tansen as well as becoming more familiar with United Mission Hospital (UMH). Each student has created connections with Tansen nursing students, instructors, and UMH staff to create their own unique experiences. Many students have had opportunities for hands-on patient centered care along with … Keep reading »
Due to a road strike that prevented the Tansen nursing student’s return to the campus after their 2 week break, we did not have clinical on Sunday. Instead, we took advantage of the free day and found a nice place to eat. Our return to campus consisted of a strenuous hike up a what felt … Keep reading »
Despite wacky sleep schedules, fears of gigantic spiders, and beds with hard matresses, most students were up before 6:30. Which is rare for college students who are used to staying up well past midnight and wishing for one more hour of sleep every morning. Breakfast in Tansen consists of eggs, homemade cereal, bread, and buffalo … Keep reading »
Kathmandu is a bustling, colorful city to which twelve Goshen College nursing students have the honor of visiting.
The pictures you see are from the small city of Tansen, Nepal. This will be our home base for most of our time in Nepal. The city is home to the Tansen Nursing School and United Mission Hospital. Twelve GC nursing students will be working alongside their Nepali counterparts in Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, and … Keep reading »