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Partners in Caring and Community:
Service-Learning in Nursing Education

The Partners in Caring and Community: Service-Learning in Nursing Education, a national initiative of CCPH, sponsored by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Trustee, is working with teams of nursing faculty--nursing students--community partners to: 

  • facilitate the integration of service-learning into the curriculum of nursing education at the associate, undergraduate and graduate degree levels; 
  • increase the understanding of and support for service-learning in nursing education nationally; and
  • disseminate new knowledge and information about best practices and models of service-learning and nursing education 

Following is a list of the selected teams.  Please click on the team to view and print a case study of their service-learning partnership, printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota & Rice Creek Covenant Church, St. Paul, Min-nesota have developed a parish nursing program as part of a graduate course on Christian healthcare leadership.
  • Indian Hills Community College(IHCC), Ottumwa, Iowa & Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield, Iowa provide wellness care for the elderly in rural Iowa and SL opportunities in an advanced nursing theory course as a part of IHCC's associate degree nursing program.
  • Kapi'olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii & American Red Cross, Honolulu, Hawaii provide HIV prevention education to the community as part of an associate-level adult health nursing course.
  • Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois & Community Health Improvement Center, Decatur, Illinois provide care to the medically indigent as a part of an undergraduate community health nursing leadership course.
  • Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health, Omaha, Nebraska & Catholic Charities, Omaha, Nebraska provide mental health services in conjunction with an undergraduate mental health nursing course. Click here for a PowerPoint presentation on this partnership.
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas & East Texas Community Health Services, Nacogdoches, Texas provide health services to the elderly and other medically underserved groups in conjunction with an undergraduate nursing leadership course.
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado & La Clinica Te-peyac, Denver, Colorado provide care to Latino and Asian immigrants as a part of the School of Nursing's capstone nursing seminar for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts & Community HealthLink's Homeless Outreach Advocacy Program, Worcester, Massachusetts involve graduate nursing students in the care of the homeless.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri & Hope House Inc., Independence, Missouri provide services to survivors of domestic violence in conjunction with the graduate nurse-midwifery program at the Sinclair School of Nursing.

PCC Program Resources

Please click to view and print these service-learning tools and resources (some require Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Click here to view a powerpoint presentation on the PCC program.

Click here to view a summary of the next phase of the PCC program.

Please click here for a bibliography with published abstracts of service-learning resources in nursing.

Please click here to view service-learning course syllabi and resource materials.

See CCPH's publications page for information on ordering two related publications: Partners in Caring and Community: A Team Approach to Service-Learning in Nursing Education, and Caring and Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Nursing.

For further information on the Partners in Caring and Community: Service-Learning in Nursing Education program, please contact CCPH at (206) 543-8178 or by email.



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