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2017 Service-Learning Symposium: When the Odds are Not in Your Favor: Challenges of a Service-Learning Course

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When the Odds are Not in Your Favor: Challenges of a Service-Learning Course

Authors: Ashley Barnes, MSN, RN, CNE; Nevada LeCounte, MSN, RN, CMSRN, PCCN, CNE; Tara Mosher, MSN, RN

Abstract:

When transitioning a course to a include a service-learning component, many challenges are bound to occur. The purpose of this poster is to explore some of the challenges the NURS 2112 faculty faced when creating a S-L experience. Strategies to overcome common, and not so common, complications will be reviewed. Some of the issues that were presented when adding S-L were: student concerns, time constraints, rigor of the course, and last minute scheduling conflict with the designated community partner. Despite these challenges, the faculty and students were able to complete a comprehensive health fair for a community partner, and achieve their course and S-L outcomes.