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A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: Local Foods

The Gypsy Nurse Volunteering in Liberia with Cross Cultural Care As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAVEL NURSE VOLUNTEER IN LIBERIA. On a Mission for an Authentic African Meal  There are two volunteers that arrived unexpectedly on my second night in Monrovia. Sally and Stan. They have been working out at Robertsport for about the past three…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: The Adventure Continues

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross-Cultural Care as a travel nurse volunteer As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAVEL NURSE VOLUNTEER IN LIBERIA. Obtaining A Liberian Nursing Permit I’m waiting for Wilfred, my local contact to arrive for my nursing permit. Wilfred is handling the obtaining of my permit for me today. I’m…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: Clean Water

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross Cultural Care as a travel nurse volunteer. As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. Check out the PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES if you would like to read more about my experience as a Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia. It’s a premium product here: Clean Water Robertsport is surrounded by water…with Lake Piso (the largest lake in Liberia) feeding into the Atlantic Ocean. However, there is no running water…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: Simple Acts of Kindness

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross Cultural Care as a travel nurse volunteer. As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAVEL NURSE VOLUNTEER IN LIBERIA. I’ve arrived in Robertsport…. Lake Piso and the Atlantic Ocean are both able to be seen from my provided housing, and the views are beautiful.  The people I’ve met…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: The Acclimation

The Gypsy Nurse Volunteering in Liberia.  A travel nurse volunteer with Cross Cultural Care As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAVEL NURSE VOLUNTEER IN LIBERIA. Acclimation Phase: The Language The first week here in Liberia, has somewhat reminded me of the first week of a new hospital contract. Getting to know the staff at work and…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: The Adventure Begins

The Gypsy Nurse in Liberia with Cross Cultural Care.  A travel nurse volunteer. As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAVEL NURSE VOLUNTEER IN LIBERIA. It’s nearly dark upon my flights arrival into Monrovia. A small international airport set about an hours drive from the city. Not unlike most developing countries that I’ve been in there is…

Volunteering In Liberia: Educating the Community on Ebola

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross Cultural Care as a travel nurse volunteer. As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is going to volunteer in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. IN THE PREVIOUS SEGMENT OF THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES, I SHARED RECENT INFORMATION ON THE EBOLA OUTBREAK AND MY DECISION TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON MY COMMITMENT TO C3 TO VOLUNTEER. Post by Cross Cultural Care. _______________________________________ Along with volunteering, The Gypsy Nurse plans to bring to you; the reader, an inside peek…

Volunteering in Liberia: Obtaining Supplies from SOS

The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering – heading to Liberia with Cross Cultural Care As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is going to volunteer in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. In the Previous segment of this series of articles, I shared recent information on the Ebola outbreak and my decision to follow through on my commitment to C3 to volunteer. In this segment, I’m going to share some additional preparations that are being taken. As you may already know, this is my…

Volunteering in Liberia: Understanding the Risks

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross Cultural Care As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is going to be volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. “Cross Cultural Care (C3) is an international non government organization (NGO) that pairs western health care providers with medical staff in areas of the developing world to assist with medical training and health capacity building. Cross Cultural Care (C3) was founded by Dr. Robert Montana, an American Emergency Medicine physician who decided to create such a program while…