Service-Learning Across Central Florida
Nursing is about caring for the health of our community. That begins as a student at UCF, where our students are making a big impact across Central Florida through service-learning.
Traditional and Second Degree BSN students and many graduate nursing students are assigned to one of 17 Community Nursing Coalitions (CNCs), which serve five counties in Central Florida. Our newest CNC was created in 2018 thanks to a grant from the West Orange Healthcare District.
Through CNCs, our students provide vital health education and screenings to some of our region’s most economically disadvantaged residents while gaining valuable “real world’ education.
Groups of students are supervised by a faculty member and work with our community partners, providing care and health information across the life span from infants to seniors.
Apopka Interdisciplinary Clinic
At UCF, we leverage the power of scale of one of the nation’s largest universities to make a big difference. One example is in the Central Florida community of Apopka where our CNC has expanded to meet the needs of an underserved community.
Our big idea of one free interdisciplinary clinic has expanded. Thanks to the generosity of the Florida Blue Foundation, this free clinic is now offered quarterly to provide much-needed care for area farmworkers.