[WATCH] Leeds University nurses share their experience working on the Vocational Impact placements in Ghana
- What to expect from your first days in Ghana
- Choosing the right volunteer abroad nurse medical elective for you
- Top tips for student nurses before their nurse electives
- Rural healthcare vs inner city hospital in Ghana
First Days in Ghana
- Leeds University Child Nurses share their International Elective experience
- Learned about ‘Ghana Time’.
- Food waiting on our arrival.
- Started straight into the placement.
Why Did You Choose Vocational Impact?
- Both wanted to go to Africa with a non-profit. The local touch.
- We received the list from our university or advised placement providers.
- We saw Vocational Impact speak at our university. They offered the personal touch.
- We felt very supported before and during our placement.
Tips For Future Volunteers Nurses
- 3 weeks wasn’t long enough. Stay as long as you can
- Learn a bit of local TWI language. A little goes a long way
- Try all the yummy food. It’s included. 3x a day and is locally prepared –
- It is HOT. Take a hand fan. Pack s bed sheet. And get involved in the community
Hospital vs Rural Health Clinic
- Spent time in Intensive care and paediatric ward in Accra hospital
- Hospital has more resources. The clinic in Senya is run by nurses
- You need to prove yourself. Ask questions and show your interested
What Did You Do In The Hospital
- Outpatients department at the start. Watching consultations.
- Babies vitals and weights. Education for mums. Breastfeeding.
- Outreach in the community for those who couldn’t make it to the clinic.
- Spent a day at the lab, where they test for Malaria
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Like to Volunteer with us or know more?
You can read more on our Medical Programme in Ghana here and more about Vocational Impact here.
Questions? Would you like to participate? That’s great – feel free to email us or call/whatsapp us on: +44 (0) 7704 129 816
Alternatively, complete an application to begin the process of volunteering in Ghana, and we’ll be in touch with more details!