Nurses with Purpose

Nurses on  the move

Mission To South Africa 
March Mission Team 

March 18th-29, 2018

Kelli D.

Massachusetts
For as long as I could remember, I’ve been interested in learning about different cultures and languages. I began studying Spanish and Italian as a teen, then I continued on to receive my bachelors degrees in nursing along with Spanish/Latin American studies. After becoming a nurse, I learned of my love for the elderly. That’s when I decided to specialize in Alzheimer’s and physical rehab nursing about 10 years ago. Living and working in the multicultural city of Boston has allowed me to work with people from just about every continent, leading to my desire to travel and to learn more about as many cultures as possible. My life goal is to travel to all seven continents as well as every country in Latin America. So far I’ve volunteered abroad in South America and Asia. This opportunity to volunteer alongside Nurses with Purpose will allow me to fulfill my dreams of visiting Africa, being part of a medical mission trip, and it also ties together all my interests and life skills.

Dana D.

Illinois
Hello! My name is Dana and I am a 28 year old mother and RN. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and spent my adolescence on the sunny streets of Los Angeles, California.
In 2007, as a senior at Palisades Charter High School, I was an aide to our school nurse, Ellen. Ellen inspired me to become a nurse and shared with me stories about her time spent in Africa, using her medical knowledge to help those in need. Around the same time I was active in learning about and raising awareness of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan and Ugandan regions. Since then, it has been a goal to visit Africa and make a difference in some way. I became a LPN in 2010 and a mother to my amazing daughter, Lola, who inspires me each day to be a better person. In turn, I want to inspire her to follow the dreams she will one day create. Being chosen for this trip to Africa is giving me another opportunity to continue following my dreams and an opportunity to show Lola how it's done-through drive, hard work, and effort.  

Monique L.

New York
My name is Monique. I'm a New York girl. I graduated in May 2015 with my Bachelors Degree in Nursing. I'm currently a critical care nurse working in a hospital in Long Island. I love traveling and learning about different cultures. I'm very excited that I get to combine both of my passions. This is my first mission trip and I'm sure it won't be my last. 

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Kattie D.

Massachusetts

Hello, my name is Kattie D. I’m from Pennsylvania, but I currently live in Boston Massachusetts. I am working as an operating room nurse in West Roxbury. I love my job, and I especially love being able to help others to make their lives better, not just in terms of alleviating physical discomfort but also in helping them find resources that help improve their general quality of life. I do agree that enriching the lives of others brings immeasurable wealth to one’s life. Being a nurse has inspired me to volunteer my skills to others who are not able to have skilled care. While I will be able to volunteer my skill, I also look forward to learning about their culture from the individuals whom I will be helping and providing with services. In fact I have always been very comfortable around people of other cultures, taking great pleasure in learning new things and trying new things.

A lifelong learner, I recently graduated with a master’s degree in public health with a focus on Heath Education and Promotion. My academic and work experience, as well as my willingness to serve in any capacity and in any situation where I can be of help, will serve me well on a mission trip. The Mission trip will also allow me to see firsthand the global public health issues that I have been trained to confront head on. I truly look forward for an opportunity to serve.

Ayanna T.

Louisiana
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Sue T.

Florida
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Hayat M.

New York
Hello all, my name is Hayat, I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where i currently work and reside,but i'm a Ghanaian girl at heart. I received my  BSN in May 2015 from the College of Staten Island. I have experience working with both adults and children. I am currently working in the NICU and loving every minute of it ! I love traveling and exploring the world. Like many of you this will be my very first mission trip and i am very excited. I know that i will learn loads, create lasting memories and friendships , and make a difference. I am very grateful for the opportunity, can't wait to meet you all!

Christopher G.

Kentucky
I'm extremely shy & probably a bit awkward to most!!!  I've definitely got to warm up to you!!!  I'm a very stern & blunt person. You either love me or hate me with no in between!!!  I have a love for people that's incomprehensible which is hard on my heart most of the time.  My inspiration, rock, guide, support, always got my back, strength, & to never give up has always came from my Mom who shows what a true single Mother can do to survive and rise above!!!  Thanks Mom!!!  I'm a workaholic!!!  I love culture and am beyond inquisitive about everything; Nosy!!!  I'm the kid that never got passed the "Why" phase!!!  Spontaneity can't keep up with me & my Spirit is something you've never seen before!!!  The World can be cruel Love More & Judge Less as we all do things we never thought we would do!!!

Toyin F.

California
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Latricia D.

Louisiana
Hello my name is Latricia D. I am a Louisiana native currently working in California as a Pediatric ER travel nurse. I've actively volunteered since high school and had the privilege to participate in my first mission trip in Haiti. It was a great experience filled with story-telling, developing friendships, and creating lasting memories. I have sought other mission trips and cultural events since my return and am so excited to learn more!

Tammy R.

Georgia

Hello all….My name is Tammy R. Nursing was my second career after working in the Military Healthcare field as a government employee for 13 years. While in Nursing School I began working for a Neuro-Rehab hospital (Acquired Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury). After graduating from Nursing School I began working in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I truly believe nursing is my true appointed calling. Four years ago I became a travel nurse after my 2 children were grown. I love traveling both professionally and personally.

Simonne G

Indiana
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Kimberly S.

Pennsylvania
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Lisa H.

California
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Cherisse D.

New York
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