“Developing a Service Learning Project that Meets both the Needs of the Community Partner and Nursing Student" Clemson University Service Learning
Presenter: Jackie Gillespie RN, MN, CNE Guests: Dr. Arlene Privette and Hillary Baker
Background Clemson University and Service Learning Clemson University School of Nursing N415 Community Health Nursing
Clemson University Clemson University defines service learning as “a form of experiential education that uses community service experiences to enrich academic education.” This teaching process involves students in: • identification and analysis of actual community needs • providing solutions to meet those needs • implementing those solutions. • evaluation and impact (Clemson University, 2002://virtual.clemson.edu/LEARNING).
Spirit of Service Clemson Nursing students have the “spirit of service” that Clemson University is known for. They are actively involved in assessing, planning and implementing service learning projects each semester. In the process serving others, they discover what it means to provide a community service for hundreds of people, teaching them skills that will equip them to live happier, healthier lives.
N415 Community Health Nursing The last semester of their senior year, Nursing students take N415 Community Health Nursing and learn to plan service learning projects
N415 Service Learning For their service learning project they work as a team to: •partner with an organization; •study their community and provide a service •design, implement and evaluate their service learning project.
N415 Service Learning Project Assessment Phase Goal is to know and understand the community that is home to the population or group with which they are working with to provide a service learning project Data is collected through: Windshield surveys Interviews with community members and organization leaders Meetings with partnering agency Data collection
Assessment Phase Assessment Data Oconee Population: 74,273 Oconee Hospice House formed in 1989; non-profit entity affiliated with Oconee Medical Center Hospitalizations in Oconee county for Chronic Disease (2010): Hypertension (78); Heart Disease (1,378); Stroke (266); Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (277); Diabetes (151); All Cancers (241)
Interviews: : Fire Chief, Jan Oliver Lila Doyle Director of Nursing, Nancy Farrah Mayor Dan Alexander Senior Solutions Administrator United Way Campaign Manager, Sarah Rankin; Executive Director of Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, Sandra Jones; Clinical Coordinator Hospice, Debbie Carter, Bereavement Coordinator, Jeanne Malmgren
N415 Service Learning Project Diagnosis and Goal Phase Assessment data is analyzed and a community diagnosis or identified need is established by students and aggregate leaders. *Knowledge Deficit: Palliative Care r/t lack of informative resources and public misconceptions AEB repeat hospitalizations of the chronically ill
N415 Service Learning Project Outcome Identification Phase Objectives/ Goals are established for the community diagnosis. Community Partner leaders and students mutually develop measurable, realistic, and aggregate focused goals.
N415 Service Learning Project Planning Phase Partnering agency and students will plan an appropriate interventions and steps to meet objectives. Systematically establish roles and responsibilities of students and partnering organization. Students need to submit a written plan for review to partnering organization
N415 Service Learning Project Planning Phase Collaborated with staff at Oconee Hospice of the Foothills to promote their new palliative care program Researched information on palliative care and combined with current information from Hospice Set dates for research, compiling information, constructing posters, power point, and brochures, and presentations in the community
N415 Service Learning Project Implementation Phase Service Learning Project is carried out in accordance with written plan.
Implementation Phase Created material for Oconee Hospice of the Foothills : • power point presentation • Brochures • three tri-fold boards
Set up tri-fold boards at Oconee Medical Center and Lila-Doyle; interacted with employees and members of the community about the palliative care program; distributed brochures
N415 Service Learning Project Evaluation and Permanence Phase Partnering agency, students and recipients evaluate the Service Learning Project’s achievement of objectives. Assure tools in place to provide continuation Recommendations for future projects made.
Projects in Local and International Communities There are many sites that contact the School of Nursing to request service learning projects for their agency.
Partnerships and Projects Selection of Agencies that support students learning through service learning projects. • Walhalla Middle and High School • West Oak Middle and High School • Centerville Elementary • Anderson Christian School • Foothills Crisis Pregnancy Center •National Health Care Professional Groups •International – Guatemala, Ecuador, Bahamas
Student Projects Walking Club Drug Education Prom Safety At-Risk High School Students
Time Management Goal Setting Attendance/Attitude
Hygiene for Middle Schoolers Reproductive Health
Todays Discussion A group of 9 Senior Nursing Students Partnered with Oconee Medical Center Hospice of the Foothills to provide a service learning project for Hospice and Dr Arlene Privette, PI Coordinator and Staff Educator will share how agencies and students can help each other and N415 Senior Nursing Student , Hillary Baker worked with a group that worked at West Oak High and she will share the student perspective on service learning.
Tips for Planning a Service Learning Project Partner with an agency/community that has a need and wants your help Be a presence in the agency/community on a long-term basis, not just for a short time Line up course requirements with the service project HAVE FUN !
A Special Thank You! To Wonderful Partnering Agencies Like Hospice of the Foothills To Fabulous CU Nursing Students To Service Learning Alliance that supports Service Learning. Stain Glass Window at OMC Hospice of Foothills/ Cottingham House
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