Mission to South Africa

What makes us special?


Nurse Focused.

Nurse Driven.

Nurse Created. 

A nursing enrichment program for global healthcare awareness. 

Join Nurses with Purpose on a rewarding medical mission trip to South Africa. We have partnered with South African leaders in healthcare and will serve in the rural and city limits. This nursing enrichment program allows nurses to have meaningful experiences through volunteering in local clinics, mobile medical units and orphanages.

Year round opportunity to attend. Pick your time and GO! 

Directors govern each mission trip. At least one representative will attend to ensure effectiveness of the projects.

Be greeted VIP style at the OR TAMBO International Airport in Johannesburg and transported to the Nurses with Purpose lodging site  

Mission trips at its finest! We provide well balanced mission trip experiences, where one gives back through time of service, followed by several days of fun, rest and relaxation! 


How we stand out



All volunteers are licensed nurses (RN and LPN) in good standing with The State Board of Nursing. We encourage nursing students to apply for cultural experience. 

  • Mission Teams consist of 8-12 nurses. Each team has a NWP Team Leader.  This allows for safety and proper execution of our mission. 
  • There is a selection process for each  trip. 
  • Annual Sponsorship for a deserving nursing student. See our Foundation Program for more info. 

Travel Consultant


A travel consultant will be assigned to you, customizing your trip to ensure the following:

  • Proper travel documentation
  • Vaccinations required for the geographical area
  • Time Frames and deadlines 
  • Pre-Departure Meetings 
  • What to pack
  • Airline Flight Itinerary
  • Payment Options
  • Fundraising Guidance

Service Time


Our partners are South African leaders in healthcare. We practice in various settings, offering nurses a vast clinical experience.  We are able to gain new insights and knowledge in a comprehensive healthcare center with a wide range of patient services.  

  • Clinic 
  • Mobile Units 
  • Orphanage
  • Rural Settlements
  • Health Fairs


mission trip

Safe and comfortable accommodations are important to us. 

Our accommodations are in a gated community with 24 Hour security. 

Amenities include:

  • Full range kitchen
  • In room laundry facilities
  • Air condition
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Patio


safari, mission trip

After your time of service, you will be able to enjoy and explore South Africa for cultural and historical experience!  Three excursions are included. 

  • Sunset Safari
  • Caves (Guided Tour)
  • City Tour 
  • Cultural Village

Excursions are subject to change, based on availability and weather.


FAQ for mission trips

Frequently asked questions:

Q:What if I don't get chosen? 

A: You will be automatically placed on our wait-list for the next team member selection

Q: How long are the trips?

A: 12 days, plan 1-2 days of travel

Q: Will I perform invasive procedures?

A: No

Q: Are payment plans available?

A: Yes!


2019 Mission Trip Dates

March 1-14, 2019


March 15-28, 2019


Sept 27-Oct 10, 2019


Oct 11-Oct 24, 2019


Mission to South Africa Registration Fee


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

One time, non refundable

Things to know:


1. There is a selection process. Each team will consist of 8-12 Nurses

2. During selection process, you will be required to have a phone interview 

3. Nurses chosen will be notified via email and announced on the Nurses with Purpose website 

4. The selected will be subject to screening and reference checks

5. If not selected, you will be automatically entered in the next mission trip pool selection

6. Your referrals are NOT guaranteed to attend the same mission trip dates as you are booked for.