Feature ArticlesVirtual Community Internships in the Classroom Testing an InterventionWard, Louise S. PhD, RN; Killian, Penny MSN, RN Author Information Authors' Affiliation: Assistant Clinical Professor (Dr Ward and Ms Killian), College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Corresponding Author: Dr Ward, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Mail Stop 501, 245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ([email protected]). Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.nurseeducatoronline.com). Nurse Educator 36(1):p 40-44, January 2011. | DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3182001e6c Buy SDC Metrics Abstract The complexity of community-oriented practice can be difficult to convey to undergraduate nursing students. A modified problem-based learning (PBL) unit with virtual nursing "internships" was tested as a means of conveying the interrelatedness of community nursing practice. A total of 184 accelerated, second-degree nursing students, enrolled in either of 2 academic quarters, participated in the quasi-experimental study. Findings indicate that modified PBL and virtual internships hold promise for teaching community nursing concepts. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.