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You Get More than You Give! The Impact of Service Learning on the Development of Professional Competencies Karen Brown, MSN, RN Ryan Raifsnider, BSN Student.

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1 You Get More than You Give! The Impact of Service Learning on the Development of Professional Competencies Karen Brown, MSN, RN Ryan Raifsnider, BSN Student

2 Objectives By the end of the session, attendees will be able to: Identify one or more personal experiences with service learning. Describe an approach for designing a service learning course. Discuss outcomes of service learning from faculty and student perspectives. Identify two methods for deepening and evaluating students’ learning in the course.

3 Your Experiences Service Learning: What are your experiences? What did you learn?

4 Begin with the end in mind: Professional Competencies (Covey, 1989) Planning: AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Prepared Nurses QSEN Competencies What are your discipline’s expectations of professional competencies for graduates?

5 Service Learning Approach Course Design: Collaboration with community agency Reinforcement of classroom learning Methods to deepen learning -Evidence-based activity leadership -Reflective journals -Clinical performance evaluation

6 Course Experiences A Student’s Perspective: “I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.” -John Steinbeck

7 Learning to Care Caring to Learn  People, not Pathology!!  Understanding there are no grades for caring about someone, we are graded on how we care FOR someone.

8 Professional Competencies Learned Advocacy Assessment/observational skills Collaboration Communication skills Caring Empathy Professionalism Values of human dignity, integrity, respect, autonomy, altruism Evidence-based Practice: Reminiscence Intervention; experiences.

9 Professional Learning Outcomes The impact of Service Learning on future practice: Student experiences

10 Service Learning: Not Just for Nurses! How can service-learning help you in your discipline?

11 References American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008). Essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Retrieved from: resources/BaccEssentials08.pdfhttp://www.aacn.nche.edu/education- resources/BaccEssentials08.pdf American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2010). Recommended baccalaureate competencies and curricular guidelines for the nursing care of older adults: A Supplement to the essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Retrieved from: Bonnette, R. (2006). Out of the Classroom and Into the Community: Service Learning Reinforces Classroom Instruction. Technology Teacher, 65(5), Covey, S. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Fireside: NY, NY. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute (2014) Competencies. Retrieved from: Strait, J. R. (2007). Deepening Community-based Learning Through Collaboration and Assessment. International Journal On School Disaffection, 5(2),


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