Adelphi University School of Nursing
ARIZONA and the Navajo Nation
Academic/Community Service Volunteer Project

May 20-24, 2013

Highlight will be an opportunity to work with the people of the Navajo and Hopi Nations on a Navajo Reservation, located a few hours north of Sedona. The Community Service program will be in cooperation with the Inscription House Health Center.  On your journey, you will step back in time and see how the ancient ones embraced diversity along with their relationship to the land as their mother. The Navajo, or Diné believe they are an extension of Mother Earth and thus are also a part of her beauty. Because of this belief, the Diné treat the land with the utmost respect. Today, the Navajo are striving to sustain a viable economy for an ever-increasing population. And while there is a great focus on retaining and passing on the cultural legacy, there is also a need for community service assistance to continue this most important part of American life. During your stay, you will be working with both of the Tribe’s lower income and Senior citizens who live on the Reservation. Also included will be sightseeing to the Grand Canyon and more.


  • Roundtrip Air Transportation from New York to Arizona
  • Three night’s accommodations at the Quality Inn in Tuba City
  • One night accommodation at the Inn of Sedona
  • Breakfast, lunch  and dinners
  • Transportation throughout the tour
  • Grand Canyon Tour
  • Cowboy/Cowgirl farewell dinner cookout
  • Transfer to/from Airports


  • Discussing the interplay among culture, socio-economic issues and healthcare as observed during the student experience at a native American reservation, providing healthcare prevention education for native American children.
  • dentifying ways in which awareness of social responsibilities has increased.
  • Assessment of Vital signs (Blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature)
  • Teaching Healthy diets, diabetic &, hypertension prevention & Dental health
  • Vision and hearing assessments handouts too.


Day 1 – Monday, May 20: : New York/Phoenix/ Tuba City – Navajo Country (D)
Depart via flight to Phoenix, Arizona. Upon arrival, we board our coach and head for Tuba City in Navajo country. Dinner & overnight in Tuba City at Quality Inn.

Day 2 – Tuesday, May 21:  In Tuba City, Navajo Country (B/L/D)
After breakfast: Navajo & Hopi Community Service program. Dinner & overnight in Tuba City.

Day 3 – Wednesday, May 22:  In Tuba City, Navajo Country (B/L/D)
After breakfast: Navajo & Hopi Community Service program. Overnight and dinner in Tuba City.

Day 4 – Thursday, May 23:  To Grand Canyon and Sedona (B/L/D)
An early departure this tour starts with a scenic drive to the park on the east side with stops at several of the best canyon viewpoints, along with a short visit to the ancient Anasazi ruins of Tusayan.  The afternoon a one-way 1¾ -mile rim walk & to see fossils of a 230 million year old tropical coral reef is planned.  Along the way we take out scopes and binoculars to spot the extremely endangered California Condors in this part of the canyon. Lunch is served either along the rim of the canyon or at the Anasazi ruins. Cowboy/Cowgirl cookout farewell dinner. Overnight Best Western Hotel, Sedona.

Day 5 – Friday, May 24: Phoenix/New York (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Arrive same day.

Quality Inn Navajo Nation Hotel in Tuba City

The Quality Inn® Navajo Nation is ideally located in the heart of Indian country in the historic Tuba Trading Post.  Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include gift shops/newsstands and laundry facilities.  80 air-conditioned guestrooms at Quality Inn Navajo Nation feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Dial-up Internet access is available. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer free local calls (restrictions may apply). Cable television is provided. Rooms also include complimentary toiletries and irons/ironing boards. Guestrooms are all non-smoking. The hotel is next door to Hogan Restaurant, featuring fine Mexican, American and local cuisine.

Best Western Inn Sedona

The Best Western Inn of Sedona’s award winning design allows 360 degree views of Sedona’s Red Rocks from their four Terraced Promenade Decks unique among Sedona hotels. Recently renovated, all rooms feature free high speed internet access, refrigerators and the usual array of upscale amenities to make your stay the most comfortable.
The year-round outdoor heated pool and spa are yours to enjoy and are adjacent to the exercise room and gift shop