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Keywords

baccalaureate nursing education, Christian nursing, Haiti, earthquake, cholera

 

Authors

  1. Burger, Jeanne M.

Abstract

Haiti's first baccalaureate nursing program, the Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti (FSIL), educates professional nurses as clinicians, leaders, and change agents, preparing graduates to a global standard set by the World Health Organization. FSIL was founded on Christian principles, expressing a vision of nursing as a ministry of Jesus Christ. Near the epicenter of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the remarkable response of FSIL students and faculty saved lives, gave hope to a community in need, and demonstrated the impact of well-educated nurses on the health of a nation.