Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So I met with the Secretary of Health for the States of Atlantida (the State that La Ceiba resides in) today. In coordination with a national doctor, I'm trying to become "registered" with the State. This acknowledgment with be good for our ministry, and will make me become recognized through the country of Honduras, and not just affiliated under a physician. The next step on their part is to research California State Univesity, Sacramento, to make sure that this is a "reputable" school for nursing schooling. They were quite impressed with the level of schooling I had. Most nurses here only receive a few years of schooling. They were very impressed that this was an option for nurses in the U.S. and that I had a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I had my friend, the MD who is a national, with me so he could better explain what their equivalent of schooling was. Now I wait. They will research the school, then will grant me a badge of identification with the Department of Health. I'm excited for this step, but a little anxious to see how long this process may take. Like many other things in Honduras, things take quite a bit longer here. So pray for the quick process. I will return to see them once I return from my trip to the States.