Community Scholars

CfHP Community Scholars are senior level nursing students who collaborate with community agencies to effect change on a public health issue which concerns them. Community Scholars  identify this public health issue during their junior year,  and are connected with a community agency addressing that issue.  Scholars work with the agency during their senior year on a project agreed upon between the Scholar and the community partner. 

About

History:

The Community Scholars program started in the Spring semester of 2012. 

Population Served:

Senior nursing students are eligible to serve as Community Scholars.  Applications are submitted at the end of junior year.

Partners:

Community Partners vary depending on interests and skills of Community Scholar.

Program Details

  • Four $4000 Community Scholars scholarships are awarded annually
  • Scholars complete 250 hours of community service working with a community agency addressing public health issue identified by Scholar.  At least 100 of these hours must be completed by the end of the first Senior semester
  • Scholars participate in guided reflection sessions facilitated by NRS 350 faculty and service-learning coordinator (3 meetings per semester). 
  • Scholars complete a Community Scholars portfolio presentation in SS 465, Capstone:  The Educated Citizen.  Presentation includes a community and on-campus component and is developed by the Scholar in collaboration with the community agency and the service-learning coordinator.

Contact Staff

Allison Kinney-WalkerAllison Kinney-Walker
Assistant Professor, Arts and Sciences
Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus
720 North 87th Street
Omaha, Ne 68114
allison.kinney-walker@methodistcollege.edu
Phone: 402.354.7121