Nursing Team #LongNursing2017

COUNTRY: Dominican Republic/Haiti

ARRIVAL: July 22, 2017
DEPARTURE: August 4, 2017
DURATION: 14 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Santo Domingo
DEPARTURE CITY: Santo Domingo
COST: $1995
#LongNursing2017 will learn about global health issues, assist with providing health education and acute care to populations with little or no access, experience Dominican/Haitian cultures, and gain perspective on the global landscape.

Nursing Teams

ISL’s nursing teams actively participate in health clinic service, in partnership with local community agencies, in an effort provide acute care and public health education to vulnerable populations. Volunteers are introduced to issues relevant to healthcare professions such as nursing, medicine, social work, counseling, education, and allied health professions.

Our nursing program was developed to provide a learning experience that strengthens cultural competency in an ethnically diverse setting, while providing genuine service in developing communities.


Dominican Republic/Haiti


What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, drinking water, instruction by licensed medical professionals, coursework, medications and supplies, tours and basic recreation.

What to Bring

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Meet the Staff

Dr. William Jimenez Histology Dominican Republic
Dr. William Jimenez
Medical Educator

Dr. Jimenez is from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He has worked as an assistant professor of histology for almost four years. He has a strong interest in research and plans to do an internship at the National Direction of Health Research at the DR Ministry of Public Health. Dr. Jimenez see partnering with ISL volunteers as “a once in a lifetime opportunity to… Read more

Evelyn Puello
Evelyn Puello
Country Coordinator and Team Leader

Evelyn has worked with ISL since 2009 and says she feels “extremely happy to have the opportunity to connect amazing volunteers with Dominican and Haitian communities, contributing to improve the health of many”. Her focus is to ensure that teams feel part of the community while improving their clinical skills, learning about collaborative work, and of course, having fun! (And maybe even learning how to… Read more

Activity Information

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Itinerary

*This itinerary is subject to change

Day 1

Meet ISL staff at the airport, and settle into lodgings. “Welcome to the Dominican Republic” Orientation.  Discuss tomorrow’s agenda.

Day 2

Morning/Afternoon: Medical Orientation /  Medical Spanish Seminar / Pharmacology  Seminar

Evening: Dance class; Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda.

Day 3

Morning: Travel to Haiti (5 hours)

Afternoon: House Visits in Haiti

Evening: Haiti Orientation; Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Day 4 

Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic

Evening:  Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Day 5 

Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic

Evening:  Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda.

Day 6

Visit Bahia de las Aguilas

Day 7

Morning: Return to Santo Domingo (5 hours)

Afternoon:  City Tour

Evening:  Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Day 8

Morning: House Visits

Afternoon:  Suture Class

Evening: Learning session on Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue Fever (diagnosis, treatment, prevention)

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Day 9

Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic

Evening:  Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Day 10

Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic

Evening:  Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Day 11

Morning: Community Clinic

Afternoon:  Share with the Community

Evening:  Cooking class.

Day 12

Morning/Afternoon: Service Project at Orphanage

Evening: Karaoke

Day 13 

Saona Island

Day 14 

Depart