Missoula College Nursing Students Traveling to Nicaragua for Volunteer Medical Trip

The nursing students traveled to Nicaragua on Sunday, January 14 to volunteer medical assistance at local, rural communities. With gratitude for the community's generous support, they were able to fundraise $9,236 to help cover costs and donate supplies to the three rural clinics they will assist at. Safe travels!

The Trip

Group of Nursing Students and FacultyNine students and three faculty from the Missoula College Nursing Program will be traveling to El Tránsito, Nicaragua in January for a medical volunteer trip.

The trip is an independent travel opportunity, and the group is raising all of their own funds to make the trip possible. Their group goal is to raise $27,000 to cover airfare, room, board and in-country support (primarily ground transportation and medical supplies). The group also plans to donate medical supplies to the three local, rural clinics they will assist at.

Read the full press release about the trip on the University of Montana's website.

The Students

We're excited to introduce some of the students who will be traveling to Nicaragua. We asked students why they are volunteering medical assistance abroad.

Gina Cors

“If I can improve the lives of others by donating my time, it is worth every moment. I feel like the experience gained by helping another person is far greater than anything I have learned while reading chapters, writing papers and taking exams.”