Learning, Leading, Serving on the Streets: A serve learning experience with the homeless

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308692
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Learning, Leading, Serving on the Streets: A serve learning experience with the homeless
Author(s):
Ketcham, Nan; Tucker, Cheryl A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Gamma
Author Details:
Nan Ketcham, MSN, RN, Nan_Batten@baylor.edu; Cheryl A. Tucker, MSN, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

As community clinical placements become increasingly difficult moving a clinical practicum to the streets of Dallas, Texas provided a service learning experience for community clinical students.  Meeting the basic needs of the homeless including personal hygiene, clothing, nutrition, spiritual support, and medical screening, the accelerated BSN (ABSN) students incorporated health and community assessment screenings, basic nursing skills, and spiritual support to touch this invisible population.  During this clinical practicum, the students provided foot care, blood pressure screening, hot meals, clothing, and times of prayer in partnership with a local church’s homeless ministry.  As the student’s washed the feet of the homeless, they listened to the story of each person.  The church’s pastor stated, “What some of these individuals crave even more than food or healthcare is simply a friendly face and somebody to listen to their story.”

In developing the ABSN community clinical practicum with this vulnerable population, data from the fall 2009 HESI® Exit Exam scores were utilized to evaluate previous community clinical experiences. The fall 2009 Community Health HESI® Exit Exam score was 521. After implementing this service learning experience in the classroom and community setting, the ABSN’s spring 2012 Community Health HESI® Exit Exam score increased to 1044.

Student’s reflective journals about their service learning experience included, “..definitely taught me to try and live more humbly; to not discriminate or judge others; and to be more grateful for everyday blessings.”  The vision of the School of Nursing is to ensure that each nurse makes the world a better place. This clinical experience with the homeless population provides the student the opportunity to apply the school’s motto of Learn, Lead, and Serve.

Keywords:
Community clinical; Service Learning; Homeless
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLearning, Leading, Serving on the Streets: A serve learning experience with the homelessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKetcham, Nanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTucker, Cheryl A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsNan Ketcham, MSN, RN, Nan_Batten@baylor.edu; Cheryl A. Tucker, MSN, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308692-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>As community clinical placements become increasingly difficult moving a clinical practicum to the streets of Dallas, Texas provided a service learning experience for community clinical students.  Meeting the basic needs of the homeless including personal hygiene, clothing, nutrition, spiritual support, and medical screening, the accelerated BSN (ABSN) students incorporated health and community assessment screenings, basic nursing skills, and spiritual support to touch this invisible population.  During this clinical practicum, the students provided foot care, blood pressure screening, hot meals, clothing, and times of prayer in partnership with a local church’s homeless ministry.  As the student’s washed the feet of the homeless, they listened to the story of each person.  The church’s pastor stated, “What some of these individuals crave even more than food or healthcare is simply a friendly face and somebody to listen to their story.” <p>In developing the ABSN community clinical practicum with this vulnerable population, data from the fall 2009 HESI® Exit Exam scores were utilized to evaluate previous community clinical experiences. The fall 2009 Community Health HESI® Exit Exam score was 521. After implementing this service learning experience in the classroom and community setting, the ABSN’s spring 2012 Community Health HESI® Exit Exam score increased to 1044. <p>Student’s reflective journals about their service learning experience included, “..definitely taught me to try and live more humbly; to not discriminate or judge others; and to be more grateful for everyday blessings.”  The vision of the School of Nursing is to ensure that each nurse makes the world a better place. This clinical experience with the homeless population provides the student the opportunity to apply the school’s motto of Learn, Lead, and Serve.en_GB
dc.subjectCommunity clinicalen_GB
dc.subjectService Learningen_GB
dc.subjectHomelessen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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