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Puberty in St. Croix!

Posted on May 22nd | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, Nursing Talk, Public Health, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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Four of us were tasked with presenting on Puberty and Hygiene at two different middle schools on the island. We were very nervous beforehand, not wanting to violate any cultural norms in what we were told is a conservative culture. … Read More »



Scoliosis and Beyonce

Posted on May 21st | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, Public Health, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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You never know when singing along to the radio will come in handy. Today it aided in a genuine and beautiful cultural exchange during an interim between school periods at John H. Woodson Jr. High School, where four of us … Read More »



A Rock in the Middle of the Ocean

Posted on May 19th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, Public Health, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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The challenges the health care system in St. Croix faces are inherent to its location. As one of our key informants put it, who is a native Crucian, St. Croix is “a rock in the middle of the ocean.”

Public Health … Read More »



Learning How to Fight.

Posted on May 18th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, Public Health, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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Some one once told me that if it were possible for everyone to put their individual struggles on a table and given the choice take whatever bundle they chose, everyone would inevitably leave with the one they had brought. Because … Read More »



Health Fair Bonanza, Relay, and Ras La Mumba…

Posted on May 18th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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Woo! The last 36 hours have been a total whirlwind. So much has happened, so quickly and we’re gearing up this evening for a busy week. Yesterday, we had an incredibly successful health fair with over a hundred clients who … Read More »



Relay for Life

Posted on May 17th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, Public Health, St. Croix.
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We must begin our story, sad to say, with an empty chair. – Nanny McPhee



Dancing, Bricks and Lizard Tea…

Posted on May 16th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, Public Health, SON on the Go, St. Croix.
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As evidenced by this post, we are still alive notwithstanding last night’s misadventures. And we have only gotten lost once during the two days we have been on St. Croix, which is fairly impressive given our track record. The overall … Read More »



Contagion: Viral Happiness

Posted on May 16th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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Only three days removed from our fabulous disaster simulation on Tuesday, we’re still on edge for a disaster to happen at any moment. The same vibe was occurring after our Code simulation – every nursing student was just ready for … Read More »



Public Health Nursing in St. Croix – Who, what, when

Posted on May 16th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, Faculty, Public Health, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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Nursing students from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing are providing public health nursing interventions in St. Croix from May 15 to May 27, 2014.

The group consists of nine students, 8 BS and 1 graduate student, and one clinical … Read More »



Introduction to Tropical Medicine – Beverly

Posted on May 15th | by S.M.I.L.E. St. Croix Public Health Group in Accelerated, SON on the Go, St. Croix, Students.
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We had finally gotten back home after a long day of travel. Hillary spent the whole night at BWI. Cathleen enjoyed her very first flying experience. I was pretty proud of myself for taking on driving on the left side … Read More »



Visiting Baltimore’s Water and Sanitation Plant

Posted on May 11th | by Haiti Public Health Group in Accelerated, Haiti, SON on the Go, Students.
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On Thursday May 1st our group visited Baltimore’s Water and Sanitation plant.  It was a very educational experience.  Most people probably never think about what happens to their water after they flush the toilet or wash their dishes, so it … Read More »



Public Health Nursing Clinical Group Prepares for Trip to Haiti

Posted on May 11th | by Haiti Public Health Group in Accelerated, Haiti, SON on the Go, Students.
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In a few short days, a group of Johns Hopkins nursing students will leave for Haiti for a 10-day Public Health Nursing clinical rotation.  While there we will volunteer in a clinic, hike into rural communities to do health teaching, … Read More »