Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Meet our latest scholarship recipient.

My name is Anita and I'm proud to be a recipient of One Nurse At a Time scholarship. I've been an active participating nurse for approximately 30 years at University of Maryland Medical Center. Of those years, 25 was spent in the neonatal intensive care nursery. I'm currently working in the pediatric post anesthesia recovery unit. I provide pre and post anesthesia nursing care for infants to 18 years  in a out patient and in patient setting. I have dedicated my entire nursing career to pediatrics. I received my Associate of Arts degree in nursing from Catonsville Community College. I have volunteered with my community church by providing meals for the homeless, gathering donated and packing of non-perishable items for families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It has always been a passion of minds to volunteer on an international level. Now that I have two adult children, I feel it's my time to fulfill that dream. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the movies and dining out. I took  ballet in college and just decided to resume as a recreation . I'm looking forward to helping others around the world. I know they will give me far more than I could ever give them. Blessed for this opportunity.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Join our movement to put more nurse into the world!

 So, you have always wanted to go on a medical mission?  

      Here's your chance!  Jo's Nurses are at it again. 

JP Denham, one of our 4 nurses from 2013 will be the mentor this trip.  

Location:  Ixcanaan Clinic in El Remate, Guatemala (fly into Flores)
Dates:  2 nurses arrive April 12 and depart April 19
            2 nurses arrive April 16 and depart April 23
(yes, there is an overlap of 2 days so the outgoing team can help orient the incoming team).
The teams will be working in the clinic, at local hospitals and in the community.

Goal of the trip is to support nurses to a successful first of many missions.  Join our movement to put more nurse into the world!


1.  Complete the online application under the Scholarship tab: (there is no application fee).  

2.  Have 2 references complete the online reference forms.

3.  Spanish language is highly recommended, but lack of language will not exclude a candidate.  

4.  Active RN license.

5.  Nurse will pay half of the flight from home city to Guatemala City.  One Nurse At A Time will pay half, round trip from Guatemala City to Flores, and all in country transportation, food and housing.  Gifts, incidentals and travel expenses outside the mission are the responsibility of the nurse.

6.  Nurse makes a moral commitment to do another volunteer trip (anywhere in the world) by the end of 2015.

7.  Nurse should prepare for 1-2 days of travel to and from.

8.  Journalling, sharing experiences with teammates and friends/family/coworkers/media at home, sharing pictures and trip report with One Nurse At A Time, participating in interviews as invited.

9.  Assist with fundraising or other means of support for the Jo's Nurses program.

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2014.