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APNN Students in Peru | University of Rochester School of Nursing

  By Nora Williamson
  Thursday, April 17, 2014

In April, 11 students in the accelerated bachelor’s program for non-nurses, accompanied by professor of clinical nursing Lynne Massaro, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP, traveled to Peru as part of their final capstone experience. The students spent 10 days volunteering at the Sacred Valley Health clinic, where Peruvian residents receive public health education and basic health care assessments.

During their stay, the students helped conduct physical examinations, taught first aid, and worked alongside promotoras (community health workers) providing care and carrying out disease prevention initiatives. PeruPeruSacred Valley Health is a nonprofit organization developed and led by Keri Baker, a 2010 APNN graduate. It currently provides health care and education to six communities within Peru’s Ollantaytambo district, and plans to expand its reach to more than 30 villages in the next five years.  The organization welcomes qualified volunteers to accomplish its work, and the School is pleased and grateful to now be able to provide groups of APNN students with the chance to volunteer with Sacred Valley Health each semester.For more information, visit or their blog post

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