Course Code: NURS 153
Academic Year: 2021-2022
In this community course, practical nursing students gain experience in a community service organization/agency. The community service and theoretical learning model supports students in increasing their skills in accountability, decision-making and collaborative/consultative practice. Students meet their learning needs and interests by independently obtaining a volunteer position at a community service organization/agency. This course begins in September (Semester 1, Year 1) and ends May - June (Intercession, Year 1). Students utilize knowledge of social sciences, social responsibility and the determinants of health to contribute to the planning for services and to participate in the services provided by the organization/agency. Through their experience and theory, students develop an understanding of the community, volunteerism, community nursing, culture and diversity, teaching and learning principles, evidence informed nursing practice and research and reflective practices.