Featured ArticlesIMPACT of a Service-Learning Project on Nursing StudentsBENTLEY, REGINA; ELLISON, KATHY JOAuthor Information About the AuthorsRegina Bentley, EdD, RN, is an assistant professor, and Kathy Jo Ellison, DSN, RN, is an associate professor, Auburn University School of Nursing, Auburn, Alabama. Auburn University provided the funding for this study. Nursing Education Perspective: September 2005 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p 287-290 Buy Abstract This article describes the incorporation of a service-learning project in a maternal-infant health course in a baccalaureate nursing program. Partnership goals between university faculty and project Early Head Start were to develop and implement a clinical education experience that not only enhanced services to teenage mothers, but also taught students key elements in the delivery of community services to this vulnerable population. This article examines the impact of the service-learning experience on students' understanding of diversity, perceptions of social responsibility in community service, and health care issues. Implications for faculty investment of time and resources are also explored. Copyright 2005 by National League for Nursing, Inc.