Missoula College Nursing Students Traveling to Nicaragua for Volunteer Medical Trip

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.

Fundraising

To help meet their group goal of $27,000, students are hosting many upcoming fundraising events. They also have a GoFundMe page for donations, and a supplies donation list (seen below).

Upcoming Events

December 17 - Pancake Breakfast from 8:30am - noon. $7 for pancakes, sausage, fruit, orange juice, and coffee.

Other Opportunities

Planning to see the film 'Wonder' in December? All tickets purchased through Fandango will donate $1 to the Missoula College Nursing students heading to Nicaragua via FilmRaiser.

Note: Missoula College is not affiliated with Fandango. Fandango unfortunately does not host any information about the wonderful schools or causes that FilmRaiser supports, so external information about the Nicaragua trip will not be cited on Fandango's website.

Supplies Needed For Clinics

  • Thermometer
  • Tensiometer
  • Glucometer
  • Gauzes
  • Gloves
  • Dopler
  • Speculum
  • Suture Equipment
  • Bed sheets
  • Curtains
  • Scale
  • Tallometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Swan Neck Lamp
  • Men's and women's pajamas

For donation inquiries, contact Pam Boyd, Ann McCloud Sneath, or Wendy Barker.

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.”