Intercultural Nursing Student with mention in Epidemiology of URACCAN carry out their professional internships
The vice-chancellor of the New Guinean compound, PhD. Eugenio López, with the delegate of SILAIS Chontales, Dr. Dilma Sirias.
Judith Robleto

Promoting education relevant to the regional context

On Monday, new Guinean authorities visited the SILAIS of Chontales and Zelaya Central, for the official delivery of more than 30 young people who begin their rotating practices. The Students of Intercultural Nursing with mention in Epidemiology were excited and grateful for the opportunity given, both by the Ministry of Health and for URACCAN's timely efforts to ensure relevant education.

For Dr. Dilma Maria Sirias, delegate of SILAIS Chontales, "it is an honor to receive a new group of young students from URACCAN in the second year in a row; it is an honor as SILAIS Chontales to contribute from our model of Family and Community Health driven by our good governance in the preparation and quality of their teaching, so that then return to work these young people, each in their territory, in their sectors, to put into practice that knowledge, with the quality and warmth that our population requires".

In this sense, Dr Luis Jiménez, Director of Epidemiology of the Asunción Hospital of Juigalpa, assured that "we expect these young people who, in addition to the knowledge they already bring, become professionals with a high sense of humanity, of responsibility, with love, with dedication to the knowledge that they have regarding the career".

Jiménez also stated that "we like to train such professionals, because in Nicaragua it is very important, because we as epidemiologists are the ones who dictate the rules to follow to try to cut chains of transmission with respect to any infective-contagious diseases that exist", adding that this is their raison d'etre as professionals.

For its part, the PhD. Eugenio López, vice-chancellor of the venue, said that from "the Intercultural Community University we are giving to young people for two months, where they will be in all spaces that the ministry requires". López further explained that "the activity responds to its last academic process to respond to the curriculum, which will then allow it to move on to completion of the degree".

Meanwhile Reyna Castro Lumbí, a student of the fifth year of Intercultural Nursing with mention in Epidemiology and part of the youth team, argued that "we are starting to give our internships, my expectations are high, I hope to learn more and be a professional who always gives her best and be able to obtain more knowledge".

The intercultural health curriculum of the Intercultural Community University promotes the acquisition of meaningful, relevant and relevant knowledge, which is why it includes the six types of strategic and integrated learning: Learn to Learn, Learn to Do, Learn to Live Together, Learn to Be, Learn to Undertake and Learn to Create.

In the SILAIS of Zelaya Central there are 16 young people, while in the SILAIS Chontales, there are 15 who will be carrying out their practices, which in addition to serving, will allow them to gain more experience and knowledge about the mention of the career.