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Nurses from Puerto Rico visited Washburn University-School of Nursing in Topeka-Kansas


Five nurses from the University of Humacao-Puerto Rico visited the University of Washburn-School of Nursing from April 17 to 23.


This exchange is the result of collaboration between the Schools of Nursing of Washburn University, School of Nursing Humacao, Puerto Rico and Woodland Charity. 


We are so grateful to Washburn University for this first exchange in which two professors and three students from the University of Humacao Puerto Rico visited Topeka Kansas during the week of April 17-23. Commented Jorge Coromac of Woodland Charity. 


Amy White, Professor at Washburn University School of Nursing, said, "This exchange has been very fruitful in enriching the educational and professional growth of our students and faculty here in Washburn but also for Humacao University. We will visit Puerto Rico in July 2023 and will continue to share and cooperate with the University of Humacao and Woodland Charity."


A team of nurses will visit Yabucoa Puerto Rico in July 2023 and continue coordination with the University of Humacao to support Woodland's initiatives in Yabucoa and Caguas Puerto Rico. For more information you can visit:

"We are extremely grateful to the Washburn University School of Nursing and Woodland for this opportunity to visit, learn about the educational methodologies, the dynamics of preparation of nurses here in Kansas as well as the technology and resources that Washburn University has to prepare future nurses," said Professor Irma de Jesus.


Woodland is a volunteer based organization that engages local and international volunteers to participate and lead projects and programs identified by the people in communities according to their needs.

As we continue monitoring the updates of the current pandemic, we are encouraging volunteers to contact Woodland for updates of services projects in 2023 at

Humanitarian aid to Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Mexico and Panama`

Woodland volunteers continue providing humanitarian aid and implementing the access to education, health and safe drinking water program in the communities of Caguas/Yabucoa-Puerto Rico, Kansas City-USA, Manta-Ecuador, Mexico City-Mexico and Chepo-Panama.


Volunteer teams' partnership with local leaders, teachers, nurses and other local organizations to provide medical checkups, water filters, cook stoves, beds, and others.

Woodland is a volunteer base organization that engage local and international volunteers to participate and lead projects and programs identify by the people in communities according to their needs. 

For more information and to learn how to support Woodland and become a volunteer contact

World Health Organization (WHO) will declare 2020 Nurse and midwifes International Year.

Woodland congratulate all amazing nurses and midwifes that had been traveling to Ecuador, Panama, Puerto Rico and Mexico to provide medical care and education to people in rural communities.

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030"(WHO)