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Day 6: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 6: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 24, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Day 6: Third day of Clinic

The team awoke to another hot and humid day in Costa Rica and arrived at the FIMRC clinic at around 9:30AM.    The entire team spent the morning at a center for adults with disabilities and the journal entry of team member Jessicca Girsa sums up the morning well:

“Working with young adults with disabilities has been truly amazing. They show so much gratitude for the smallest actions.  At the clinic today we taught health education, participated in musical therapy, and relaxation techniques.  We all shared one word that came to mind after our experience today.  An example of many words shared are peace, friendship, together, happiness, love, and relaxation.  Together we can make a difference, stay humble!”

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Day 5: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 5: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 22, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Day 5: Second day of Clinic

Today the students saw more patients honing their skills at taking vitals identifying several cases of hypertension and experienced the urgency of getting an infant with breathing issues quickly through intake and to the medical practitioner for immediate treatment.  

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Day 4: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 4: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 21, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

First day of clinic: The team arrived at the Volunteer Coordinator at 730am for a briefing, after which the team boarded a bus that would take them to the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) clinic in Alajuelita.  Once at the clinic the team received a briefing and tour of the clinic after which they were broken down into 4 groups.

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Day 3: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 3: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 20, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Excursion day:  The team arrived at the La Fortuna Waterfall at 9:30am and promptly walked down the hundreds of steps to reach the base.  After soaking in the scenery, the team began the long arduous task of climbing the countless flights of steps that would return them to the top. 

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Day 2: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 2: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 19, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Day two wrapped up travel for the majority of the team. The remaining three will arrive later this evening. Your team has settled in with their host families, received their volunteer orientations, and, have refreshed after a long travel day.  

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Travel Day & Background information
Travel Day & Background information
August 18, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Travel Day: UMFK PIR Costa Rica Mission

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UMFK Nursing students off to Costa Rica
UMFK Nursing students off to Costa Rica
August 17, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

2017 Costa Rica Mission upate

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What You Can Do With a Computer Science Degree
What You Can Do With a Computer Science Degree
August 7, 2017
Posted by: David Sands

The rising popularity & spread of technology across multiple industries has created many opportunities for students in STEM fields. A Computer Science degree, in particular, offers a number of promising career opportunities.

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Advantages of Online Learning in Higher Education
Advantages of Online Learning in Higher Education
July 5, 2017
Posted by: David Sands

For those interested in starting or going back to school for an advanced degree, going to a university in-person isn’t always the only option.

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The Difference Between an RN and BSN
The Difference Between an RN and BSN
June 5, 2017
Posted by: David Sands

Registered nurses (RNs) and those who have received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) use their certifications for very similar things. To help you understand what’s what, here are some of the biggest differences between an RN and BSN program.

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