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Service Learning Spring Break Trip: Hurricane Matthew Interprofessional Outreach

January 13, 2017 | In Education, Interprofessional, Service, Students

Nursing 609.001

UNC students who are interested in an interprofessional community health project can volunteer alongside those who were affected during Hurricane Matthew. Nursing 609.001 is a one credit-hour elective course through the APPLES Service-Learning program.

Students get the opportunity to spend their spring break, March 13-17, 2017, to travel to a Hurricane Matthew health outreach post. They will work with the community by connecting vulnerable populations to community health centers and social services.

For more info – contact Jean Davison, DNP, FNP – BC at

Our preparation meetings will be held at the School of Nursing:
Jan 23rd 2017 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at School of Nursing room 217
Feb. 6th, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm at School of Nursing room 217
Feb. 20th, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm at School of Nursing room 217

Serve and Learn: for Oppewal the One Transforms the Other

December 16, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Service, Students, Teaching

Only 4,070 people live in Tyrrell County, NC, and only one primary care center exists to serve them. Should citizens require more sophisticated care, the nearest hospital is 35 miles away.

With these factors in mind, Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal takes a group of about 20 students to the county each spring break for a service learning trip.

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