Developing Cultural Competency through Service Learning in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243319
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Cultural Competency through Service Learning in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Author(s):
Wissing, Vicki S.; Arterberry, Katheryn B.; Simmons, Pamela B.
Author Details:
Wissing, Vicki S., BSN, MSN, RN, wissingv@nsula.edu; Arterberry, Katheryn B., DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Simmons, Pamela B., PhD, RN;
Abstract:
Northwestern State University College of Nursing and Allied Health (CONAH) is committed to engaging students in the life of the community to improve health, safety and well-being of individuals and groups. Community based service learning in Level 3 of the BSN program addresses care of special populations – infants, children, women and the elderly – with the goal of meeting health needs of the special populations, while fulfilling learning objectives for the clinical courses.  Service opportunities are supported through ongoing partnerships with multiple community agencies, area churches, and faith-based school clinics. The projects target needs derived from community assessments performed in 5th level and are planned, organized and delivered by the students. Learning is enhanced by the integrative approach to health care problem-solving across the lifespan—infancy to elderly. Through these experiences, academic and professional development is encouraged and serves to increase students’ awareness and understanding of unique health needs along the developmental continuum and the nurse’s role in meeting those needs. Additionally, because students interact with students from the Associate degree in nursing program, they have the opportunity to participate in leadership and collaborative problem-solving, modeling the communication skills essential to nursing practice. The projects are sustainable because of the community partnerships and curricular goals that synergistically enhance the quality of life in our community and allow students to grow in the understanding of service as a value.
Keywords:
service learning; underserved populations; teaching strategy
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping Cultural Competency through Service Learning in a Baccalaureate Nursing Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWissing, Vicki S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorArterberry, Katheryn B.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Pamela B.en_GB
dc.author.detailsWissing, Vicki S., BSN, MSN, RN, wissingv@nsula.edu; Arterberry, Katheryn B., DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Simmons, Pamela B., PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243319-
dc.description.abstractNorthwestern State University College of Nursing and Allied Health (CONAH) is committed to engaging students in the life of the community to improve health, safety and well-being of individuals and groups. Community based service learning in Level 3 of the BSN program addresses care of special populations &ndash; infants, children, women and the elderly &ndash; with the goal of meeting health needs of the special populations, while fulfilling learning objectives for the clinical courses. &nbsp;Service opportunities are supported through ongoing partnerships with multiple community agencies, area churches, and faith-based school clinics. The projects target needs derived from community assessments performed in 5<sup>th</sup> level and are planned, organized and delivered by the students. Learning is enhanced by the integrative approach to health care problem-solving across the <i>lifespan</i>&mdash;infancy to elderly. Through these experiences, academic and professional development is encouraged and serves to increase students&rsquo; awareness and understanding of unique health needs along the developmental continuum and the nurse&rsquo;s role in meeting those needs. Additionally, because students interact with students from the Associate degree in nursing program, they have the opportunity to participate in leadership and collaborative problem-solving, modeling the communication skills essential to nursing practice. The projects are sustainable because of the community partnerships and curricular goals that synergistically enhance the quality of life in our community and allow students to grow in the understanding of service as a value.en_GB
dc.subjectservice learningen_GB
dc.subjectunderserved populationsen_GB
dc.subjectteaching strategyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:34Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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