Global Health Partnerships

Through Nursing Heart’s acute care, women’s, wellness and diabetic/hypertensive clinics, nurses, nurse practitioner candidates and undergraduates gain important practical skills and receive critical cultural education and perspective on the importance of the care they provide every day in their home communities.

CLINICAL JORNADAS for Advanced Practice Nurses or Nurse Practitioners in Training
(“NP Groups”)

Careful developmental preparation is made for advanced practice nurses to come to underserved communities to share their expertise and grow in diagnostic skill. Working under Guatemalan doctors, practitioners have a pharmacy at their disposal to offer to patients in need. These clinical training opportunities usually include a simultaneous cervical cancer screening clinic. Cervical cancer remains the number one killer of women of maternal age in Guatemala.


BSN and other undergraduate nursing students have the opportunity to gain exposure to the processes used by NGOs to deliver health care in Guatemala. Non-licensed students observe and participate in clinics with those delivering the care. Often “Wellness Checks” will be arranged in culturally indigenous primary school communities and participants have an opportunity to impact and learn about these communities. Students return home excited about the possibility of helping internationally in their nursing careers.

This video documents a school wellness clinic conducted with community partners Centro Educativo Síndrome de Amor in San Miguel Dueñas. Thanks to Asociación VIDA for allowing us to link to their video production on this page.