Summer Mission Trip to Jamaica

leads to first online nursing class

By: Kristi Spurgeon

The Walla Walla College School of Nursing is offering an online nursing class this quarter, a first for the college. Professors Trudy Klein and Sallieann Brewer are teaching the elective Missions Nursing classes to nine students on both the College Place and Portland campuses.

Lucille Krull, dean of the School of Nursing, says the online class was developed out of the need to prepare nursing students on both campuses for an upcoming mission trip. Twelve nursing majors have committed to the trip, set for July 12-31 in Jamaica.

“The online class focuses on transcultural nursing, as well as providing information on Jamaican health problems and needs, and the Jamaican health care system,” says Krull. “We’re very excited about the online class and the opportunity this mission trip will provide.”

The evangelical trip, organized by Pedrito Maynard-Reid, vice president for spiritual life and mission at WWC, is themed “Hope, Health and Happiness.” Students will work with a Jamaican health care professional to provide health screening and teaching in the community. They will also assist with the health evangelistic meetings and stay with local Jamaican Seventh-day Adventist families during the trip.

The mission trip costs $1,500 per person, which covers airfare, insurance, and building expenses. If you are interested in helping to sponsor a student for the trip, contact Trudy Klein at (509) 527-2462 or send to 204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324.

For further information about the Jamaican mission trip contact Pedrito Maynard-Reid at (509) 527-2010.

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