Projects of the BT2P Community

Community Engagement Curriculum in an Undergraduate Nursing Program


Nursing students and faculty at Bethel University value the goals of community engagement: reducing health disparities, developing cultural competence, and serving vulnerable populations. Yet finding ways to embed these goals in a content-driven curriculum is a challenge. With a Program Development Grant from Bringing Theory to Practice, Bethel built a community engagement curriculum in which students are assigned to a community agency throughout their five semesters in the nursing program.  Many of these agencies serve vulnerable, multicultural populations, and students work with them  to improve community health outcomes.


Bethel University

Institutional Type:

  • Comprehensive private university


  • Civic and community engagement
  • Work and learning
  • Curricular innovation
  • Program design




Diane Dahl, [email protected]