Putting It All Together: Integrating Multiple Evidence-Based Core Competencies from across the Spectrum to Redevelop Community Health Online RN-BSN Courses
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Repository Posting Date2016-03-21T16:43:33Z
Author DetailsMelissa D. Myers, RN, CNE, CPN; Leslie B. Schoenberg, RN, CNE, CPNP
Lead Author Sigma AffliationPhi Pi
Other Title(s)Competencies in Undergraduate Nursing Programs [Session]
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: Three (3) Measurable Objectives: Describe how the American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN), Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Public Health Nursing (2013) can be integrated into an online Community Health (CH) course for RN-BSN students. Examine the process of incorporating Master Instruction, Quality Matters, and the Nurse of the Future into an online RN-BSN CH course. Demonstrate the use of concept mapping of the CH course outcomes with BSN Essentials and core competencies. Purpose, Aims, Background, Problem: Public health nursing is evolving due to a paradigm shift emphasizing population health, health promotion, and disease prevention (American Public Health Association, 2013). Numerous leading health agencies have responded to this need by creating new core competencies and pedagogical frameworks. Nurse educators face the challenge of integrating the AACN baccalaureate nursing essentials with these new public health core competencies. Emerging instructional frameworks can enhance the foundation of RN-BSN CH courses. Concept mapping is an effective tool to ensure that key concepts from across disciplines are integrated into online courses. Nursing faculty play a key role synthesizing this information to optimize student learning of foundational CH concepts. Methods, Results, Implications, Discussion, Conclusions: The recently developed AACN Competencies for Public Health Nursing (2013) integrate population-focused content into baccalaureate level community health curriculum. In addition, several educational frameworks including Master Instruction, Quality Matters, and the Nurse of the Future have been demonstrated to improve student learning. Answering this call for transformation, the CH nursing courses at Chamberlain College of Nursing have been redeveloped and redesigned to incorporate these essential concepts and frameworks. This presentation will describe the process of concept mapping and course redevelopment incorporating the AACN public health nursing, Master Instruction, Quality Matters, and the Nursing of the Future into our online CH nursing courses. References American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2013). Public health: Recommended baccalaureate competencies and curricular guidelines for public health nursing. Author. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/BSN-Curriculum-Guide.pdf American Nurses Association. (2007). Public health nursing: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Author. American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section. (2013). The definition and practice of public health nursing: A statement of the public health nurse section. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.apha.org/~/media/files/pdf/membergroups/nursingdefinition.ashx Association of Community Health Nurse Educators. (2009). Essentials of baccalaureate nursing education for entry level community/ public health nursing. Wheat Ridge, CO: Author. Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. (2014). Core competencies for public health professionals. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/pages/core_public_health_competencies.aspx Institute of Medicine. (2011). The future of nursing: Leading change advancing health. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12956 Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. (2010). Nurse of the future core competencies. Retrieved from http://www.mass.edu/currentinit/documents/NursingCoreCompetencies.pdf Quality Matters. (2014). Quality Matters higher education rubric workbook: Design standards for online and blended courses (5th ed.) Annapolis, MD: Author.
Description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`
Conference Name43rd Biennial Convention
Conference HostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date of Publication2016-03-21
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