Karen Joris

Karen D. Joris

Assistant Professor, ADN program
Program Coordinator, Paramedic to ADN program

  • Current member of the Service Learning Advisory Committee
  • Began teaching with Service Learning before the official start of the LCCC program in 2006

Service Learning Courses:

  • NURS 127 Child Health Nursing

Why do you teach with Service Learning?

"The Service Learning project allows the student to begin to see the needs of the community beyond the walls of the hospital. As our students provide a service to a community group, they are able to access & share their knowledge of health promotion and more confident in their abilities to increase the overall wellness of our communities."

Project Explanation:

Students completing a Service Learning project in Professor Joris’ course may be involved in a variety of community based projects with local agencies (eg. Murry Ridge, Catholic Charities, Haven Center, etc.) focused on identifying and addressing community health needs.

Success Story:

A group of students created posters & flyers and ventured the MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland to increase health awareness to hospital visitors. With the posters, flyers, demonstrations and the answering of general questions, students were able to reach out to many visitors and increase their knowledge, awareness, & use of infection control for contagious diseases such as the flu.

“I didn’t realize how much I could really affect a person’s health.  I worked at the Free Clinic as a student & plan to continue to volunteer as an RN.”

Get Engaged!

Are you a student or community organization interested in getting involved in Professor Joris’ projects, please contact her for more information.

Karen Joris
kjoris@lorainccc.edu
440-366-7156

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