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Emilia Ndaba is the grandmother to Nurses with Purpose founder, Elaine Ndaba-Alston. It is our honour to continue her legacy through awarding an outstanding nursing student to participate in a medical mission in her home country of South Africa; the birthplace of Elaine and where nurse Emilia began her career.
Nurse Emilia broke many boundaries as a nurse in an apartheid nation. To be a black nurse that was allowed to work at one of the most prestigious hospitals at the time, showed hard work and determination to the profession. Her compassion extended outside of the hospital gates into her own home by taking care of the ill.
By becoming a sponsorship recipient not only speaks volumes of you as an exemplary nursing student but also carries a legacy of a family who cared for the sick and vulnerable even when compensation was not a factor. From then, until the present day with her granddaughter, Elaine, carrying the torch to help vulnerable citizens throughout the world, we invite you to become part of our family.
Picture: Emilia & Elaine
Open to all interested, Nurses with Purpose offers sponsorship to a deserving nursing student to attend a medical mission trip to South Africa. Active nursing students in good standing are encouraged to apply. The award is redeemable upon graduating and passing the NCLEX.
We believe in bringing awareness to novice nurses at the early stages of their career. Medical missions cultivates them in being culturally sensitive and aware of disparities throughout the globe and how that intercorrelates within healthcare systems. As a graduate nurse develops clinical judgement and skill, we want them to think comprehensively and apply their knowledge in a unorthodox setting. Learning and experiencing first hand that global humanitarian services are important for the betterment and health of our world.
Qualify by the following:
1. Be enrolled in a undergraduate nursing program *RN or LPN both qualify
2. Be enrolled in a LPN to RN Bridge program *ideal for students on a wait list
2. Completion of Fundamentals / Clinical rotation
3. Fill out the med team application *APPLICATION FEE IS WAIVED FOR STUDENTS
4. Nomination letter from a employer, mentor, or educator
5. Determining factors are based on GPA and a NWP point system
You will be notified once your application is received.
Accepting Applications May 15- July 15, 2022
Announcement of Sponsorship Recipient on August 14, 2023
"Volunteer nurses have a special calling to promote health and healing to those that may not have easy access to healthcare. Whether local, or international, volunteer nurses travel to areas where urgent care needs may arise or continual healthcare is needed. Typically, access to clinical facilities are limited to those seeking help. We advocate for the ones suffering, their families, and communities alike. We not only use our clinical judgment but we infuse them with belief, hope and prayer. We do not discriminate against any group or religion but come wholeheartedly for those in need." Elaine
2019 Graduate of Rutgers College New Jersey
2022 Graduate of Professional Nursing at University of Ghana
2022 Graduate of University of Ghana B.Sc in Midwifery Nursing
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to introduce global humanitarian services and outreach to a deserving future nurse. We hope to curate novice nurses to meet the needs of others culturally, spiritually and holistically through the power of giving back in global healthcare settings.
Your generous donation will help sponsor the next future humanitarians in the healthcare force.