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“ 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
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Clemson University Service Learning
Presenter: Jackie Gillespie RN, MN, CNE
Guests: Dr. Arlene Privette and Hillary Baker
Clemson University and Service Learning
Clemson University School of Nursing
N415 Community Health Nursing
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:
(Clemson University, 2002://virtual.clemson.edu/LEARNING).
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.
The last semester of their senior year, Nursing students take N415 Community Health Nursing and learn to plan service learning projects
For their service learning project they work as a team to:
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
Created material for Oconee Hospice of the Foothills :
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
There are many sites that contact the School of Nursing to request service learning projects for their agency.
Selection of Agencies that support students learning through service learning projects.
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.
with the service project
Stain Glass Window at OMC Hospice of Foothills/ Cottingham House