Team Reach Out Biloxi is a nursing student-initiated service-learning project with the goal of providing ongoing assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. On six different occasions from 2005 to 2008, Purdue nursing students integrated their leadership skills with application of public health knowledge, compassion, and concern as they worked in partnership with the Gulfport region Coastal Family Health Clinics. This paper reviews the service-learning framework, course planning, and implementation of a three-year post-hurricane disaster project.
disaster response, nursing education, community partnership
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Richards, Elizabeth; Novak, Julie Cowan; and Davis, Lynn, "Disaster Response After Hurricane Katrina: A Model for an Academic-Community Partnership in Mississippi." (2009). School of Nursing Faculty Publications. Paper 7.