ERIC Number: ED396803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Community Outreach in Associate Degree Nursing Programs: AACC/Metropolitan Life Foundation Project, 1995-1996. AACC Project Brief.
In January 1995, five community colleges were selected to participate in a year-long project to implement new teaching methods in associate degree nursing programs to better meet community needs. Supported by the American Association for Community Colleges, with seed money from the Metropolitan Life Foundation, all of the projects also had significant financial support from their colleges and community partners and all continued beyond the grant period. The following projects were funded: (1) a seven-county rural health screening program established by Copiah-Lincoln Community College, in Mississippi, focusing on the health needs of youth and older adults and involving strong community partnerships; (2) a faculty and curriculum development initiative developed by Northern Virginia Community College and added to an existing service learning program involving a Mobile Nurse-Managed Health Center for underserved populations; (3) a model home care and community-based continuing education curriculum developed by Orange County Community College, in New York, the components of which were incorporated into the standard undergraduate nursing curriculum; (4) a home health elective course created by the Southwestern Community College District, in California, which drew on the resources of four community colleges and was designed to be offered by each college in alternate years; and (5) a practicum developed by St. Petersburg Junior College, in Florida, using "clinical associates" in community health agencies to train nursing students to work effectively in community settings. Contains 21 references and a list of 5 electronic resources. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.