Over spring break, eight nursing students from Moraine Park’s West Bend campus, along with their adviser, Mary Krieger, traveled to New Orleans. During the trip they toured Ochsner Medical Center, world renown for performing transplant surgeries.
It also was the only hospital that survived Hurricane Katrina without flooding, and was able to stay open and meet the health care needs of the city.
Students heard first hand accounts on what it was like to be a nurse caring for patients during a natural disaster, and learned how the hospital has improved to better handle any future problems. The staff treated the group to a New Orleans meal of Jambalaya, seafood gumbo, corn bread and King cake.
Students also had time to check out the sights of the city and enjoy the fabulous 70-80 degree, sunny weather.
To learn more about Moraine Park’s nursing program and other career options, visit morainepark.edu/programs.