Today, May 24th, Dr. Cynthia Mailloux and four Misericordia nursing students departed for Karagwe Tanzania where students will participate in a study abroad service learning trip with Wilkes and TCMC students and faculty. Students will work at Nyakahanga District Hospital and experience a number of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) during their travel. Nyakahanga hospital is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. It will be a great Interprofessional experience (IPE) as medical, anthropology and nursing students work together caring for patients in Tanzania.
Dr. Mailloux is professor and chairperson of the Nursing Department at Misericordia University. Her primary area of practice focuses on nursing education and curriculum development. She is a site visitor for AACN. Dr. Mailloux’s research interests evolve around the principles of "learner empowerment" and "nursing autonomy". Other research interests include outcomes of “patient navigation systems”. Dr. Mailloux was the 2001 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from Penn State Worthington Scranton, 2004 Pennsylvania Nurse Research Award presented by the Pennsylvania State Nurse Association and in 2013 the Pauly and Sidney Friedman Faculty Award for Service from Misericordia University. Dr. Mailloux serves on many national, state, regional and university committees and has contributed to her communities' educational goals as a Crestwood School Director for over eight years. She was a 2015 AACN Wharton Nurse Leadership Scholar. This is the second year that Dr Mailloux has participated in the Global Health course offered in Tanzania.
Continue to check back periodically for more blog posts from Tanzania.