Nursing Education in Tanzania
Organized by: Sara Jennerjohn
Sara is completing her final semester of nursing school at the University of Minnesota. She expects to graduate in December 2015 after completing an immersion experience this fall at a local emergency department. In January of 2016, Sara has the chance to travel to Tanzania with an interdisciplinary global health team from the University of Minnesota to learn and teach at Ilula Lutheran Hospital and the brand-new Ilula Nursing School. She is excited for the chance to expand her nursing knowledge in an international context and for the chance to combine her new career with her previous career as an English teacher.
Sara grew up in Iowa, attended Carleton College from 2002-2006, and moved to the Twin Ciites the following year to start a job teaching middle school English. She completed the course work for a master's degree in English Literature at the University of California, Irvine during the summers of 2011-2012, and plans to complete the thesis portion of her degree this year. After seven years of teaching, she was accepted to the University of Minnesota Master of Nursing program in the fall of 2014. She is a member of St Anthony Park Lutheran Church (ELCA) in St Paul, and is excited for the opportunity for her first international faith experience as part of her trip to Tanzania.
Any money raised in excess of the needs of the trip will be donated to Ilula Lutheran Hospital and nursing school.
Sara hopes to develop a long-term international partnership to share her education and nursing experience, either in Tanzania or in another developing country. She hopes to start a degree in Midwifery in 2016, and would like to continue that international partnership as a nurse midwife. For more information, contact Sara at email@example.com