Public Health Interventions: School Nurse Practice Stories
This study describes and analyzes school nurses’ (SN) experiences with understanding and using public health interventions from the Public Health Intervention Wheel. The Wheel offers a model for naming interventions provided by SNs from a public health perspective. Research teams from academic and SN practice settings conducted six focus groups with school nurses from Minnesota. Participants were asked to share experiences through telling stories from their practice that represented a specific wedge of the Wheel. Researchers organized data by intervention; often stories represented more than one intervention. Stories represented all levels of practice. This study highlights important contributions of school nurses to promote the health of school populations through the use of Wheel interventions. The integration of Wheel interventions in the application of the Framework for 21st-Century School Nursing Practice™ provides SNs with a language to document and communicate their expert professional practice.
Journal of School Nursing
Anderson, Linda J.W.; Schaffer, Marjorie A.; Hiltz, Cynthia; O’Leary, Stacie A.; Luehr, Ruth Ellen; and Yoney, Erika L., "Public Health Interventions: School Nurse Practice Stories" (2018). Nursing Faculty Publications. 37.