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Academic-Practice Collaboration in Nursing Education: Service-Learning for Injury Prevention

Alexander, Gina K. PhD, MPH, RN; Canclini, Sharon B. MS, RN, FCN, CNE; Krauser, Debbie L. MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, CEN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000044
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Teams of senior-level baccalaureate nursing students at a private, urban university complete a population-focused public health nursing practicum through service-learning partnerships. Recently, students collaborated with local service agencies for Safe Communities America, a program of the National Safety Council in affiliation with the World Health Organization. This article describes the student-led process of community assessment, followed by systematic planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions to advance prescription drug overdose/poisoning prevention efforts in the community.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Alexander), Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (Ms Canclini), Harris School of Nursing, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth; Program Director (Ms Krauser), Fort Worth Emergency Services Collaborative, Texas.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Alexander, TCU Box 298620, Fort Worth, TX 76129 (

Accepted for publication: March 1, 2014

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