October 31, 2021, eight Joyce University nursing students traveled to Roatan, Honduras for a unique humanitarian clinical experience. For 14 days, these students alongside instructors worked with a Clinica Esperanza, a non-profit medical clinic dedicated to providing low-cost, quality healthcare to residents of Roatan, Honduras, which serves nearly 30,000 patients every year.
Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, the unique humanitarian clinical experience provided focused training for these students. They worked alongside clinic staff where they gained hands-on experience aiding patients with a variety of health needs. The humanitarian clinical trip required the students to work from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Though they had free time to enjoy their time in a new country, the students were expected to maintain their school work and catch up on classes.
Brenda Swasey, one of the students who traveled to Honduras commented, “Years ago, I accompanied my daughter on a similar trip to Ecuador and it was life changing. It was a privilege to go to Honduras and experience this first-hand as a nursing student.”
In addition to the group volunteering at the clinic, Brenda Swasey set up a GoFundMe to help pay for supplies and medicine for the clinic.
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Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences, formerly known as Ameritech College of Healthcare, is one of the largest nursing schools in Utah. Founded in 1979, Joyce University’s mission is to prepare students to serve as competent professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. With its campus in Draper, Utah, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch lasting healthcare careers.