Seniors enrolled in Saint John Fisher's Wegmans School of Nursing are on their way to Peru for some real world experience.
Sunday morning, 19 students and two faculty advisers left for their 18-day clinical rotation at Sacred Valley Health in Peru.
The students are bringing 100 pounds of toothbrushes and toothpaste, basic wound care supplies, multivitamins and hygiene products for the health facility. They will conduct health screenings and hold educational sessions to help teach children how to properly brush their teeth and wash their hands.
"We do a lot of teaching with them so that despite us only being there a short period of time, the impact on their health care remains long and strong well beyond us. We'll be in the town for about five minutes and all of a sudden you'll start hearing, 'the nurses, the nurses,' so they know we're coming and are excited about it," said Natalie Masco, assistant professor.
This is the school's third trip to Sacred Valley Health in Peru.