Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
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.
Your Experiences Service Learning: What are your experiences? What did you learn?
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?
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
Course Experiences A Student’s Perspective: “I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.” -John Steinbeck
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.
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.
Professional Learning Outcomes The impact of Service Learning on future practice: Student experiences
Service Learning: Not Just for Nurses! How can service-learning help you in your discipline?
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