Nursing students return from Kenya
Fourteen Jamestown College senior nursing students and two faculty members have returned from Chogoria, Kenya, where they spent a month working at Chogoria Hospital, a facility affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. This was the fifth delegation traveling to Chogoria from the Jamestown College Department of Nursing since 2007.
The students are Dana Albert, Rolla, N.D.; Elizabeth Anderson, Bowbells, N.D., Heather Archer, Bozeman, Mont.; Amanda Athon, Arlington, Texas; Kasandra Duffney, Jamestown; Naomi Fagerlund, Crookston, Minn.; Ashley Flaagan, Cavalier, N.D.; Natalie Gunderson, Jamestown; Randy Hunt, Cando, N.D.; Raven Larson, Battle Lake, Minn.; Jackie McDougall, Rolla, N.D.; Justine Reimers, Wimbledon, N.D.; Kelli Skarin, Northridge, Calif.; and Michelle Tompkins, Milnor, N.D. Instructor Sheri Gunderson and Department Chair Dr. Jacqueline Mangnall accompanied the students.
Chogoria is a small village at the base of Mt. Kenya, about 140 miles northeast of Nairobi, but the hospital is a 300-bed facility serving more than 500,000 people. The students worked in the general hospital, the pediatric and maternity wards, and they traveled to outlying villages to care for patients with HIV/AIDS and malaria.