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Community-based service learning (CbSL) is a dynamic, collaborative partnership between students, faculty, and community-based organizations that is embedded into the
Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) curriculum. In the CbSL model, you will be actively involved in meeting community health needs and providing a tangible product that is of value to a community-based nonprofit organization. You will apply academic learning to your community experience, and apply the hands-on, CbSL experience to your personal and academic development.
The mission of DePaul University is based on the life, actions, and teachings of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac. CbSL is the academic bridge to the university's mission to serve those least served. Guided by this mission, you will collaborate with community organizations to build foundations for improving community health programs and population-focused health initiatives.