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Johns Hopkins Nursing Explores How Good Neighboring and Good Nursing Go Together


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Posted: 12/14/2007

The Fall/Winter 2007 issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing tells just a few of the hundreds of stories about how the East Baltimore campus and its nearby neighborhoods offer life-changing learning and discovery experiences for each generation of Hopkins nurses.  Johns Hopkins Nursing is now printed on paper certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and containing 30% post-consumer fiber, marking the first publication of a “green” Johns Hopkins University magazine.

Neighborhood Matters
The health needs are vast and the resources few in Baltimores urban communities.  Hopkins nursing students describe the volunteer work they do through coursework and SOURCE, the University’s Student Outreach Resource Center, which is a key volunteer platform for Hopkins students.  Through the SOURCE, nursing students partner with medical and public health students to reach communities in need.  http://www.son.jhmi.edu/jhnmagazine/fall2007/pages/fea_neighborhoodmatters.htm

A New Kind of School Nurse
The school’s decade-long program of providing health services to an inner-city parochial school – and other similar sites – serves as an introduction to community health nursing for Hopkins nursing students.  These same students are improving the lives of countless young schoolchildren and their families in Baltimores underserved communities.

Nursing After Hours
When they’re not caring for patients, taking classes, or conducting research, School of Nursing students have never needed to range far to enjoy their leisure time – as shown in these photos of past and present nursing students.

Second Opinion:  What are the essential components of a 21st century nursing education?
Readers share their opinions on how Baltimore shaped their nursing education.  The most cited answer was “the diversity of the city’s population prepared me for nursing practice anywhere,” followed by “the community health work I did in the area has led me to work with underserved populations.”  In the next issue, readers are asked, “What areas of expertise will be essential to nursing practice as the population ages?”