Team Reach Out started as a student-initiated service-learning project with the goal of providing on-going assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Four years after Hurricane Katrina, Team Reach Out refocused efforts to Cape Town, South Africa, where four senior nursing students and one science student integrated their leadership skills with the application of public health knowledge, compassion, and concern to work in partnership with several international health agencies. This article reviews the service-learning framework, course planning, and implementation of a recent service-learning project.
service learning, nursing education, community partnership
Date of this Version
Richards, Elizabeth and Novak, Julie Cowan, "From Biloxi to Cape Town: Curricular Integration of Service Learning." (2010). School of Nursing Faculty Publications. Paper 6.
This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the Journal of Community Health Nursing [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Journal of Community Health Nursing is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07370010903466189.