Bengaluru Baylor Nursing Mission Trip
Louise Herrington School of Nursing hosts a summer mission trip to Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore), India. The experience provides a tangible opportunity for students to integrate faith and learning through the discipline-specific vocation of nursing to serve a long-term global partner and enhance cultural humility and intercultural competence among students through transformational relationships built in Bengaluru, India.
In addition to shadowing at Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) and going on medical visits in rural villages and urban slums, students provide educational sessions on lifesaving skills such as CPR and first aid to an elementary school near the hospital. The team will also help throw a community birthday party for children in an urban slum, serving at an orphanage and implementing a research project using mobile health technology.
Team members interested in the research project will have an opportunity to submit research findings to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research for a national presentation. Team members will also have an opportunity to offer devotionals to different departments of the faith-based hospital and participate in praise and worship at the hospital chapel with local nursing and allied health students. The mission trip is concluded with a 2-day cultural excursion to the Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra and New Delhi.