Ashland University nursing students and faculty traveled to Window Rock, Ariz., on May 11-17 as part of the Navajo Cultural Immersion course, HS 380.
The students who participated in the week long immersion were Brooke Agnes, Alicia Fulk, Breann Gindlesberger, Allison Johnson, Katelyn Osborne, Kaitlyn Runser, Jaclyn Runser, Robyn Siburt, Olivia Sprague, Hannah Thome. Faculty members Sharon See and Nancy Thorne led the students on this cultural journey.
As part of the trip, the students spent three days at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital – the Tse’hootsoi’ Medical Center. While at the hospital, students learned how traditional Navajo healing practices are integrated into western medicine. They had the opportunity to see traditional Navajo Hogans and sweat lodges and how they are used in patient care.