ERIC Number: ED470580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Learning in the Community through Engagement with Community.
Wink, Diane M.
This paper describes the implementation and outcomes of a community-based nursing education program at the University of Central Florida School of Nursing. The 2-year upper division nursing curriculum includes core content for the preparation of an entry-level member of the nursing profession. Students have in-depth course and clinical work that includes work in a community nursing center in a medically underserved community. This multisemester experience, which now takes place in 12 centers, provides multiple opportunities for students to become empowered to bring about change in the community. In these activities, students achieve their own learning goals and meet community goals. The community-based nursing education program has just had its fourth graduating class, and graduates of the program are doing well on their licensing examinations, with a 90% to 95% pass rate. Students also show a higher degree of expertise and knowledge of community issues when they return to the graduate program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Nurses, Nursing Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (Orlando, FL, March 5-9, 2002).