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Changing Lives by Giving Back

Dr. Ross in Nicaragua

Robert Morris University is big on giving back, not only in the local community but around the world as well. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) exemplifies this mission through its various outreach initiatives.

Every year SNHS students volunteer in Nicaragua under the leadership of Carl Ross Ph.D., CRNP, CNE, professor of nursing.

Ross’s students believe in assisting those that are helping them while they are abroad. Thanks to the money the students collected, they were also able to get a new roof for a Nicaraguan volunteer, whose home was being destroyed due to the rainy season.

“When students pay for their Nicaraguan trips we tend to have a small amount of money left that carries over into our Nicaraguan health care fund,” says Ross. “As a result, this year we were able to help two of our Nicaraguan volunteers who consistently help us during our stay in Nicaragua.”

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences also gives back to the community around Moon and in Pittsburgh. For example, they recently hosted the Future Unfolding in Nursing (FUN) summer camp for kids interested in going into the nursing field in the future.

RMU is big on inspiring people and bringing opportunity to those who need it. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is a prime example of how Robert Morris is changing lives both at home and around the world.

Written by Chauncey Alexander, RMU P.R. and Marketing student assistant


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