Document Type

Research Article


Given the current health care climate, it is critical for nurse educators to provide learning opportunities for students to collaborate with leaders in the community to provide much-needed services to vulnerable populations. We developed, implemented, and evaluated a process for vision screenings and referrals to a local eye center for low-income, immigrant women over three years in an urban setting in the United States. This is a report on the program, including the challenges faced by the faculty and lessons learned by the nursing students.


A collaborative project of Rose O'Halloran (Sacred Heart University Class of 2017) and SHU nursing professors Kerry Milner and Kim Foito.

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