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The application of pragmatist epistemologies helps to develop community–based teaching and learning management. The multitude of benefits was foreseen from the intensive implementation of the concept of community participation which had positive outcomes for nursing students. A community–based learning management process for nursing students was developed. Students were immersed in the community by staying with host or foster families for a certain time period based on the designed
The integration of community participation with the Community Nursing Practicum II drew an expectation at a very high level of learning outcomes and satisfaction, as the nursing students were able to identify factors needed before becoming graduate nurses.
Therefore, community involvement enabled nursing students to get along with the community as residents as well became participative in almost all of the community activities. The nursing students developed the skills to think critically and creativelyas the main goal of comprehensive learning.
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