Susan Calhoun’s Practicum in the DR

December 8, 2011

Nurse Susan Calhoun will be going to the Dominican Republic, from Jan. 7-21, 2012, to provide health care to rural villagers as a practicum experience for her Masters of Nursing degree at Salem State University. Susan will be working with the organization Intercultural Nursing, Inc., based in Rhode Island. She will be treating 100 patients a day in each clinic, while supervising several University of Rhode Island undergraduate nursing students. Susan is paying for her own airfare and accommodations while in the DR. However, each volunteer is asked to bring one large duffel bag with supplies. She is asking for donations of the following supplies:

Needed items: bar soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, sandwich paper bags, small zip lock plastic bags, inexpensive hats with visors (can be gently used), white socks, razors, reading glasses, sunglasses, sewing kits, multivitamins, and antacid tablets.

In addition, donations also can be made to Susan so she can buy over the counter medications in bulk, or to “INI” and the Nurse Practitioner will use $$ to purchase antibiotics and other supplies for our clinic. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued from INI. She will be accepting donations in person each Mon-Fri from 9am-2pm, and there will be a box outside the Health Center for donations to be dropped off when she is not here. Susan appreciates anything you can share!