Ashley is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) with a background as a Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse for the past decade. Recently, she worked as a Fetal Medicine PNP at a Children’s Hospital in California. Since 2008, she has volunteered in global health as a Nurse with the organization Operation Smile. She has traveled throughout Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America participating in over a dozen international medical missions as volunteer Nurse.
In 2016, Ashley packed up her California ways and moved abroad to the “Warm heart of Africa” Malawi, Africa. She believes in exploring the road less traveled. She is embarking on a new journey sharing her knowledge as a Pediatric Nurse Educator with the College of Nursing in Malawi. This unique opportunity is made possible by the U.S. Peace Corps under the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP). GHSP is a collaborative project with Seed Global Health and the U.S. Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR).
The blog serves to shed light on the adversity of traveling, life, Global Health in Nursing and to be transparent on active issues that humans are facing in different settings.
Please be advised, this blog is a non-formal way to share personal insights, photos and experiences by a Nurse in the medical community. The content of this blog does not reflect the views of the U.S. Government, Peace Corps, PEPFAR or any affairs related to the Republic of Malawi.
Be well. Be kind. Be curious.