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Monday, October 3, 2011

Hearts in Motion in Guatemala – A First, but Definitely Not Last, Medical Mission Abroad

When Becky Elder, FNP, read her Nov/Dec 2010 copy of NP World News she was elated. There on the front page, in bold type, were the words: “Healing Beyond Borders – One Nurse at a Time.” It was exactly what she wanted to do! Participating in a medical mission had always been a long term goal. She knew deep inside of that this was something she was meant to do. The article was about the organization, One Nurse At A Time (ONAAT) that recognizes how expensive it can be to volunteer and supports nurses and nurse practitioners who do. Becky contacted ONAAT; became the first ONAAT scholarship recipient for 2011; and completed her first, though definitely not last, medical mission in January of this year.....

Read Becky's story of her experiences in Guatemala working with Hearts in Motion in the most recent edition of NP WORLD NEWS. (Sept/Oct 2011)   http://www.npworldnews.com/   One Nurse At A time has awarded thirteen $1,000 scholarships in 2011 to nurses and nurse practitioners who volunteered their time and talents abroad. For informations and applications see our website http://www.onenurseatatime.org/


Becky Elder, FNP, is a family nurse practitioner  at St. Luke’s Travel Medicine in Boise, Idaho.  She is married and has four boys.  She enjoys biking, hiking, and watching her boys play sports and is always up for a new adventure. Becky served on a Medical Mission  with the organization Hearts in Motions in Guatemala from January 7th -16, 2011.