A Promise to the Community: Partnering for Nursing Education and Health in Schools
Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session will provide a comprehensive picture of innovative approaches to providing clinical education for nursing students with local public schools as a primary learning site for both Public Health and Pediatrics. We believe sharing examples of novel learning experiences and assignments along with detailing evaluation of the project may allow those attending to replicate this approach in their own communities. The challenge of creating quality pediatric clinical experiences is common across the country as enrollments in colleges of nursing grow and learning sites become scarce.
America’s Promise School Project (APSP) is an innovative partnership between a Midwestern college of nursing, a county health department, and two school districts. The partnership provides evidence based health promotion for students in participating schools and pediatric and public health clinical experiences for undergraduate nursing students. The program received two year funding from State Farm in 2010. Collaboration with local schools was developed based on the assurance of an ongoing relationship and stable clinical faculty at the schools.
1. Discuss potential intervention strategies to address school health concerns through community partnerships.
2. Discuss the process of building sustainable learning projects.
3. Discuss program evaluation for school based programming.
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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services, Black Caucus of Health Workers
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)