The state-of-the-art Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic unites future health care professionals—including nurses, doctors, dentists and social workers—to improve interprofessional teamwork and, ultimately, patient care.
This fall, CWRU undergraduate nursing students will tackle community health issues head-on in Collaborative Practice, a new course that emphasizes teamwork skills across health care disciplines, collaborating on projects that support Cleveland-area agencies and organizations.
Projects from last semester include:
- Offering an after-school tutoring and wellness program in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood
- Improving outreach to LGBTQ+ individuals facing barriers to access health care
- Creating education and engagement opportunities to reduce infant mortality rates, especially among Black babies
- Developing training for local seniors to keep them connected via technology during the pandemic
In the Collaborative Practice course, students also regularly tackle societal topics that affect health care, such as implicit bias, the role of history in perpetuating health disparities, and values and ethics across professions.
In your career as a nurse, you’ll be a vital member of a team that addresses wellbeing on an individual level as well as the systemic and community scales. At our Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, you’ll be well-prepared to lead the way.