This is the official blog of the Villanova University College of Nursing, an NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Villanova nursing connects in Kenya
For two weeks in July, M. Frances Keen, D.N.Sc., R.N., associate professor and interim director, Center for Global and Public Health, was in Kenya building houses with a Habitat for Humanity Global Village team. Having expanded her construction skill set, Dr. Keen says, “It was an absolutely fabulous experience, and one that I will definitely do again.”
On a free day, Dr. Keen was able to meet with alumna Sr. Alice Wamara Wanjiku ’09 BSN, ’10 MSN (left), as well as Sr. Celestine who will be joining the College in August to earn her BSN. Sr. Celestine founded and runs a hospital in Bungoma, a town where Dr. Keen was located near Kenya's border with Uganda; and Sr. Alice traveled there to see her.