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.
Students 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.
Frances 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:
Note: Sites change from year to year.
Information for Capstone
Note: All students are responsible for organizing their own housing both during the intensive session and for the capstone experience.
Study Abroad for Capstone
If you would like to go abroad for your capstone experience you will need to complete 2 applications by the application deadline in January.
The Capstone Application: All nursing students complete this application, this helps the course coordinator determine where to place each student. https://fpb.case.edu/capstone/application/
The Nursing Capstone Abroad application: This is the nursing specific study abroad application from the Case Office of Education Abroad. The office of Education Abroad requires all students to complete an application if they plan on studying abroad. Students should complete this application if they plan on going to an international site or the Virgin Islands for their capstone.
Please contact Jesse Honsky, BSN Program Assistant Director, for more information.