Clinical Nursing Students Serve the Community
Nursing students in NCLIN 409 (Population Health Through Community Health Nursing Partnerships) learn public health nursing skills by working directly with community organizations across the Puget Sound region. This year, students spent every Thursday for 10 weeks engaged with a community partner for Autumn and Winter quarters. Organizations they worked with included Full Life Care, American Red Cross, Everett Housing Authority, ReWa (Refugee Women’s Alliance), NeighborCare Housing Health Outreach, University Heights Center, Seattle Public Schools, and several area tribal nations. Students serve as volunteers in a community health nursing role to meet community needs and often serve as the workforce for poorly funded agencies with minimal resources serving vulnerable communities.
Among the many projects students in the course completed was a video the students produced in partnership with Full Life Care about COVID-19 vaccines and a telehealth program to support caregiver and client mental health. Students presented their projects at a virtual poster session in March 2021 to faculty, students, and community partners.