On Tuesday, April 11, 2006, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will host a site visit by representatives of the U.S. Peace Corps and will use the occasion to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Corps.
During the day-long event, visiting Peace Corps officials will meet with SON deans, directors, staff, and current SON Peace Corps fellows and will visit several sites where SON faculty and students provide health care services. The tentative schedule of sites includes the Wald Community Health Nursing Center and the International Rescue Committee Baltimore Refugee Resettlement Center.
Since 1991, the School of Nursing has graduated over 250 RPCVs. The number of fellows nearly doubled during the 2005-2006 academic year, with 47 baccalaureate students participating in the program. Over 20 past undergraduate fellows are still at the school, continuing their education through Hopkins’ graduate nursing programs. The recently released Peace Corps at Hopkins 2006 “yearbook” of current SON Peace Corps fellows highlights the program and profiles the fellows’ experiences and future plans.