The recent Service-Learning Exhibition showcased every project from this semester’s community and population health nursing class. The event highlights students’ work and their impact on the community.
Considering the Service-Learning program works with over 45 different departments across the university, “having all nine groups in [community and population health nursing] chosen is really awesome,” said Jeannine Suter, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing and the coordinator for the class. “I’m so proud of my students.”
For their various projects, nursing students assessed a specific population, identified its strengths and weaknesses and then collaborated with the community to come up with a sustainable form of intervention.
One group’s work at the Good Samaritan Home was selected as a university-wide featured project at the exhibition.
Other projects varied from working with the YMCA’s THRIVE program to partnering with organizations such as Idaho Youth Ranch’s Hays House, the Idaho Food Bank, the Interfaith Sanctuary, Terry Reilly and the Marsing school district.
“Working with the community partners in Boise [went] really well,” said Nicole Macaluso, a senior nursing student who worked on the Idaho Food Bank project. “The most rewarding part of the project was knowing that we are helping individuals improve their health.”