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The article “On a mission to spread smiles”  touched my heart, as I became a missionary in my 50s. It changed my nursing career in a way I never dreamed possible. As a result of my trips to Guatemala, I studied Spanish so that I could communicate with my patients in Guatemala. That led to improved communication with our large Hispanic population in my own hospital and community. That first trip to a rural village in Guatemala with a team of medical missionaries performing surgeries in a poverty stricken country has changed the path of this veteran nurse. I thought I would retire in my 60s. Now I see endless possibilities to passionately share my love for nursing.

— Barbara Burg, RN Bullhead City, Ariz.

By | 2020-04-15T16:13:24-04:00 June 8th, 2015|Categories: Nurses stories, Your Stories|0 Comments

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Sallie Jimenez
Sallie Jimenez is content manager for healthcare for Nurse.com published by Relias. She develops and edits content for the Nurse.com blog, which covers industry news and trends in the nursing profession and healthcare. She also develops content for the Nurse.com Digital Editions. She has more than 24 years of healthcare journalism, content marketing and editing experience.

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