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Service Learning

  • Creator:   Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner
  • Updated:   6/5/2023
  • Contains:  24 items
Service learning is a growing phenomenon in education today. Learn about best practices for service learning and how Christian schools are offering service learning experiences in the U.S. and abroad to nursing students.
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From Checklist to Awareness: Hearing God's Call to Missions

Snead, Victoria; Moss, Julie A.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):159-161, July/September 2016.

This student experience of international community health nursing in Cape Town, South Africa, illustrates the value of missions that provide health training and education to lay persons, and the calling of God to serve him through nursing.

Nurse Educator Perceptions of Faith-Based Organizations for Service-Learning

Fountain, Rebecca Power; Toone, Amy R.; Deal, Belinda J.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):102-107, April/June 2016.

What does research reveal about using faith-based organizations (FBOs) fir service-learning?

Service-Learning and Interprofessional Education in Nursing: A Critical Need

Furr, Susan B.; Lane, Susan H.; Serafica, Reimund C.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(3):162-167, July/September 2015.

Service-learning and interprofessional education require best practices for implementation. See what works.

Health Ministry Partnerships: Creating a Habit for Health

Horton, Shalonda E. B.; Alvear, Elizabeth E.; Horton, Daryl L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):28-34, January/March 2014.

Learn about a partnership between a church and a state university that grew out of a desire to reduce obesity in the congregation and a nurse educator looking for clinical experience for students. The results are exciting

Develop Student Compassion Through Service-Learning

Brown, Esther

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(4):234-237, October/December 2013.

The art and science of nursing speaks to the need of having compassion toward those nurses serve, especially when different from the nurse. This article examines the concept of service-learning as a teaching strategy and way of developing compassion in today's nursing students.

Service-Learning Abroad: A Life-Changing Experience for Nursing Students

Hawkins, Janice Evans; Vialet, Channel L.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(3):173-177, July/September 2012.

Service-learning helps prepare students for nursing in a culturally diverse society. Partnering with a church's long-term mission program in El Salvador allows this school to offer service-learning and support healthcare missions.

Service-Learning: Education With a Missions Focus

Wright, Dolores J.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 28(4):212-217, October-December 2011.

Nursing students want to be involved in missions to serve, study abroad, and develop cultural competence–and educators want to teach them! Service-learning partnerships can meet educational needs and more.

Free Health Clinic Links College, Church, and Community

Carey, Rebekah Albrecht; Fricke, Jonathan

Journal of Christian Nursing. 28(2):88-91, April-June 2011.

Granville Neighborhood Health Center (GNHC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was conceived out of community need and the vision of Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC), and community leaders. GNHC offers free healthcare services monthly to the uninsured and a service-learning and clinical site for nursing and other students at the college.

Faith in Action: Serving Single Moms

Briggs, Crista L.; Lovan, Sherry; Cornell, Audrey

Journal of Christian Nursing. 28(4):223-225, October-December 2011.

In 2009, female-headed households represented 29.9% (4.4 million) of all U.S. families, with many living below the poverty line. A church in Kentucky began a Single Mothers' Oil Change service, incorporating health screening by nurses and students.

Service Learning: Deepening Students' Commitment to Serve


Journal of Christian Nursing. 26(2):95-98, April-June 2009.

Nursing schools regularly update curricula and labs. Have we been as diligent to nurture a desire for service in students? Schools can develop community partnerships for service learning projects.


Axley, Lawrette

Journal of Christian Nursing. 25(3):153-157, July-September 2008.

We are becoming a global society, and nursing education must find ways to prepare nurses for this global society. Short-term service learning projects help students discover other cultures.