COVID-19, experiential learning, nursing education, nursing students, vaccination



  1. Carey, Sheri K. DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC
  2. Kies, Joshua M. DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


ABSTRACT: Restrictions on groups and public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic have limited in-person learning experiences for nursing students. But the crisis has also led to unanticipated opportunities. In this article, we describe how participation in vaccination clinics at our university offered students occasions for experiential learning that aren't normally part of nursing education. Volunteering at these clinics allowed our students to practice important skills while participating in efforts to help mitigate the spread of the virus.