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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304490
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating Meaningful Partnerships with the Community Through Service Learning
Author(s):
McGahee, Thayer; Bravo, Maureen; Simmons, Lisa
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Lambda
Author Details:
Thayer McGahee, PhD, RN, thayerm@usca.edu; Maureen Bravo, DNP, MS, BSN; Lisa Simmons, MSN, BSN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate an example of the integeration of service learning in a nursing curriculum, and how this creates a meaningful collaboration with the community.  The way this activity bridges the gap between research, practice, and service will also be presented.

Methods: Faculty in a BSN program worked with regional staff of Special Olympics to coordinate and perform the required physical examinations for the Special Olympic athletes.  Nursing studetns, under the guidance of faculty, performed the exams on the athletes which included children in a wide range of age, physical, social, and intellectual levels.  Work is in progress to increase the availability of these exams to other potential special athletes.  Data is also being collected to determine whether or not this activity has an impact on nursing students' cognitive and affective development.

Results: Results of data collection are pending.

Conclusion: This collaborative activity had tremendous value for both nursing students and the community.  Prior to this partnership, Special Olympic athletes in this community had difficulty obtaining the required physicals for participation in the Special Olympic Games.  Approximately 100 athletes were able to participate, who otherwise would not have, as a result of this partnership.

Keywords:
Collaboration; Service Learning
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating Meaningful Partnerships with the Community Through Service Learningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGahee, Thayeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorBravo, Maureenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Lisaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsThayer McGahee, PhD, RN, thayerm@usca.edu; Maureen Bravo, DNP, MS, BSN; Lisa Simmons, MSN, BSN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304490-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate an example of the integeration of service learning in a nursing curriculum, and how this creates a meaningful collaboration with the community.  The way this activity bridges the gap between research, practice, and service will also be presented. <p><b>Methods: </b> Faculty in a BSN program worked with regional staff of Special Olympics to coordinate and perform the required physical examinations for the Special Olympic athletes.  Nursing studetns, under the guidance of faculty, performed the exams on the athletes which included children in a wide range of age, physical, social, and intellectual levels.  Work is in progress to increase the availability of these exams to other potential special athletes.  Data is also being collected to determine whether or not this activity has an impact on nursing students' cognitive and affective development. <p><b>Results: </b> Results of data collection are pending. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> This collaborative activity had tremendous value for both nursing students and the community.  Prior to this partnership, Special Olympic athletes in this community had difficulty obtaining the required physicals for participation in the Special Olympic Games.  Approximately 100 athletes were able to participate, who otherwise would not have, as a result of this partnership.en_GB
dc.subjectCollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectService Learningen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:10Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:10Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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