Medical Missions as a non-Physician. Where do I fit in?
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Erin Pettengill, MPH, BSN, RN
Mission to the World
Do you want to be involved in medical missions, but you aren't a physician? I'm a Registered Nurse and have started a medical clinic in the middle of the jungle, did community development and Public Health in both Honduras and Equatorial Guinea, Africa and with Disaster Relief in both Sri Lanka and Haiti. Come learn how you can be a part of the Great Commission as a non-physician.
Erin, 50, grew up in urban, Central California. She received an undergraduate degree in Nursing and completed a Master’s in Public Health, Population Medicine from Loma Linda University.
Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Erin worked as a Pediatric Registered Nurse for 13 years. Erin has worked in Pediatric hospitals in California and Arizona.
From 2007 to 2017 Erin served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Erin served as fulltime nurse, and public health educator. Erin and her husband Mike served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Erin is the author of Termites Ate My Couch: True Stories of a Missionary Nurse.