Student and community outcomes in service-learning: Part 2 - Community outcomes

Deanna L. Reising, Patricia N. Allen, Susan G. Hall

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Abstract

This article is the second of a two-part series reporting outcomes from a service-learning program implemented in a bachelor of science in nursing program. Part 1 (on pages 512-515) described students' perceptions of outcomes realized from the program, and Part 2 describes the community outcomes. The purposes of the program were to provide students with history-taking, blood pressure, and heart rate assessment skills, and beginning counseling skills, as well as to provide the university community with blood pressure screening and counseling in a convenient and accessible location. Data on community outcomes were collected on a continual basis during the hypertension screening and counseling program implementation. Clients were anonymously surveyed on health behavior actions taken after their screening and on the screening process. More than 700 client screenings were performed over 2 years, with positive health behavior changes being reported by clients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-518
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume45
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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