UNCW Nursing Student Delivers Babies and Touches Lives in Guatemala

Thursday, September 08, 2016

When Morgan Clark ’18 joins fellow nursing students for birth simulations in the UNCW School of Nursing Simulation Learning Center next spring, she’ll be at the head of her class, having already assisted with six live deliveries.

Clark, a junior majoring in Spanish and nursing, had the opportunity to aid in the delivery of babies during her summer internship in Guatemala. She volunteered to work at Casa Materna, a maternity clinic in the rural western highlands of Guatemala. 

“It was quite an experience,” Clark said. “I watched two or three deliveries before I was the point person for the baby during a birth. Being the first person to hold the baby and hand him to his mom is definitely something I will never forget.”

Read the full article about Morgan's experience in Guatemala at the UNC System's website.