Concordia’s Poverty Simulation

Serve as a volunteer for Concordia’s Poverty Simulation experience! This immersive learning experience for nursing students is a 2.5 hour structured event that will situate students as individuals/families living in poverty to promote empathy and contextual understanding. The simulation is facilitated by the Concordia School of Nursing but is open to participants from all studies at Concordia. Volunteers are needed to serve as “community resources” that students will encounter during their experience. The active volunteer component is about 1.5h, and then time for student debrief – where volunteers are encouraged to stay.

We have nearly 125 students participating, so we will need to run two separate simulations:

  • Tuesday, 11/16 @ 8:00 – 10:20 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 11/23 @ 1:00 – 3:25 p.m.

Some of you have served before – please consider serving again for one (or both) of the dates above! If you have not participated before, it is such a meaningful way to engage with our students (and absolutely service you can record in Digital Measures!). We need a total of about 25 volunteers for each day – so please check your schedule and let me know if you can help. If you can only commit to the first 1.5 hour & not the debrief, we can make that work – because we know how busy everyone is – and we absolutely need the help!

Please visit the CAPS Poverty Simulation Website for an overview.

Much gratitude to the School of Nursing for sharing this highly engaging resource for our Core class!

For more information, connect with Jessica Luckhardt at | 734.995.7479