Useful links

So You Want to Go on a Medical Mission

A comprehensive overview of medical mission trips and strategies for such trips originally published in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners. NOTE: Free registration on the Medscape website is required to view this article.

Planning and Preparing for a Christian Mission Trip

This website provides information regarding how to prepare for a Christian mission trip with links to other related web resources. This does not speak specifically to medical trips, but does provide a comprehensive review of how to prepare, what to pack, team building skills, etc.

The Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip

David Forward has written a practical guide for short-term missionaries and their team leaders, a response to the modern-day phenomena in missions of sending increasing numbers of volunteers to undertake specific, time-limited missions projects.

Building Solid Foundations

Building Solid Foundations Inc. was established in York County, Pennsylvania in May 2003 as a non-profit, charitable organization to benefit rural Ghana. Nurses in Mission is an arm of Building Solid Foundations.

Sample Support Letter

An example of a letter that can be used as a guide for requesting support from family and friends.

Nursing Articles about Short-Term Trips

These articles are not available online.

Thompson, C. & Johns, A. (2010). Developing cultural sensitivity through study abroad. Health Care Management and Practice, 22(5), 344-348.

Thompson, C. & Johns, A. (2009). Study abroad program leaves lasting impression on nursing students. Pennsylvania Nurse, 62(3), 16-18.

The Hole in Our Gospel

This book by Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision, will expand your understanding of religion and inspire you to experience overseas missions.