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Students in the School of Nursing begin early to live out their life calling to serve the diverse healthcare needs of individuals, families and communities. During spring break in 2013, two groups of nursing students went on mission trips to Nicaragua and Brazil.

They put their training into practice, giving shots, starting IVs, draining abscesses, suturing lacerations, and more. The group in Nicaragua also got to assist in a tumor removal surgery. The two groups helped a total of nearly 600 patients.

Seth Sutherland, who had been on evangelistic mission trips in the past was one of the nursing students who to Brazil.

“For the first time in my life, I was able to visit jungle villages like those I had grown up reading stories about and see the needs up close and personal,” he said. “I was able to put the medical skills I have been learning to practical use in helping the natives living along the Amazon. It was a life-changing experience.”
Seth created a teaser and video about the experience.

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