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Service Learning & Capstone

Hands-on service learning throughout the curriculum

From their first year on campus, BSN students are involved in service learning activities that expose them to a wide variety of community health issues and expand their worldviews.

service1Students provide healthcare services to children and families--collectively amassing approximately 20,000 hours of service to local schools alone each year. In turn, they receive enriching learning opportunities that cannot be attained in the classroom. FPB weaves hands-on service learning throughout its curriculum, which provides our students with additional experience, leadership development, and a number of contacts in health care well before graduating.

BSN students experience this through their community clinical involvement each semester.

Senior Capstone Community Project

Travellers IrelandFrances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's service learning culminates in the senior year with the 10-week Senior Capstone project, where students have an intensive experience in community-based health care with vulnerable populations such as Native Americans, migrant workers, the Australian aboriginal community, and the urban poor.

The experience provides senior BSN students with the opportunity to analyze and apply concepts in health and health care, health policy and finance, culture, epidemiology, interventions, ethics, and more.

Although FPB students have their pick of service projects at Cleveland-area schools and local nonprofit agencies, they also have the opportunity to fulfill the Senior Capstone requirement across the country and around the world.

Capstone Destinations for 2015:

  • Alaska
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Greater Cleveland
  • Hawaii
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • The Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Pittsburgh
  • Virgin Islands

Note: Sites change from year to year.

Information for Capstone

Please contact Jesse Honsky, BSN Program Assistant Director, for more information.

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BSN Program Information

View the Brochure (PDF)

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BSN Program Contacts

Program Director:

Amy Bieda, PhD, APRN, PNP-NC, NNP-BC

Assistant Director:

Jesse Honsky, MSN, MPH, RN

Coordinator, First Year Students:

Deborah L. Rovito, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CRRN

Department Assistant:

Patricia Flynn

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