Service learning within community-engaged research: Facilitating nursing student learning outcomes

Melissa L. Horning, Laurel Ostrow, Patricia Beierwaltes, Jennifer Beaudette, Kate Schmitz, Jayne A. Fulkerson

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Abstract

The objective of this manuscript is to describe a method of integrating baccalaureate nursing student service-learning experiences within a randomized controlled trial conducted in a community setting to facilitate student learning and expose students to the nursing scientist role. Placing students in a research service-learning experience involved several steps beginning with finding a nursing program for potential collaboration where this service-learning opportunity would be a natural fit with course content and formalizing the collaboration between the two institutions. Upon receipt of research grant funding, researchers and course faculty worked to navigate logistics and place students within the service-learning experience. After research training, 35 students assisted with intervention delivery and completed course assignments to document their learning. The collaboration described between a community-engaged research team from a research-intensive university and course faculty from a distant institution could be replicated with all types of nursing research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project was supported by Award Number 1R01HL123699 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (PI: Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health. This study is registered with NIH ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02973815.

Funding Information:
This project was supported by Award Number 1R01HL123699 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (PI: Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health. This study is registered with NIH ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02973815.

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© 2020 Elsevier Inc.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Children
  • Families
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing research
  • Nutrition

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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