bystander effect, campus safety, community health nursing, health promotion, nursing education



  1. Decker, Kim PhD, RN, CNS
  2. Hensel, Desiree PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
  3. Fasone, Leslie EdS, MS


The purpose of this article is to describe the integration of a college bystander intervention service-learning project into an entry-level community clinical course in a prelicensure program and its outcomes. Two years of data from 118 students showed that students helped improve campus safety while growing as professionals and gaining leadership and health promotion skills. Approximately one-third of the students described a specific incident in which they intervened in an ambiguous situation.