Nurses in Quito – día uno

Today we toured colonial Quito, including Quito’s most ornate church – La Compania de Jesus (built 1605-1765) which is profusely decorated in gold leaf in the Spanish baroque tradition.

We toured the Republic of Cacao and enjoyed an explanation of how chocolate is made and tasted about 12 varieties.

We worked off the chocolate by exploring the National Basilica of Quito. Students climbed to the highest point.

The most amazing time today was spent with several nurse leaders and two physicians from VozAndes hospital. They shared their passion for excellent patient care and insights of how we practice nursing similarly. We begin orientation with their staff at 0700 tomorrow.

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