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Web site spotlight: Nursing students learn about rural healthcare

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, August 28, 2009

A divide commonly exists between rural communities and healthcare access, but a grant will soon allow University of Virginia nursing students to be in closer reach.

Located in Charlottesville, the university's School of Nursing is making community engagement a new component of its psychiatric mental health nursing course. Fourth-year nursing students will no longer spend their clinical studies solely in traditional mental healthcare settings. Instead they will travel to some of the state's rural communities-partnering with patients and healthcare providers-to devise interventions for the locations' largest health problems.

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