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.
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Community Engagement Curriculum in an Undergraduate Nursing Program