Ritter Makes Gift to Support Nursing Students' Medical Mission TripCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 7, 2010 – Marcia Ritter, a registered nurse from Cape Girardeau, recently donated funds to support two Southeast Missouri State University nursing students who participated in a medical mission trip to Swaziland.
Thanks to Ritter’s gift, the RN-BSN students, Diane Marshall of Marquand, Mo., and Tiffany Isbell of Caruthersville, Mo., both registered nurses, took part in the mission to Swaziland. Marshall and Isbell are both students in Southeast’s online RN-BSN program.
Dr. Julie Sappington, associate professor of nursing at Southeast, led the trip, which was the culmination of an independent study course in health in developing countries. Students had the opportunity to provide care for adults and children as part of a medical team in health clinics set up in churches and schools.
Also participating in the trip were Dr. Shawn Guiling, Southeast instructor of psychology, and Christy Welker and April Lloyd, RN, who received continuing education credit through the University for participating.