Title

Public Health Interventions: School Nurse Practice Stories

Document Type

Article

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Nursing

Publication Title

Journal of School Nursing

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

192

Last Page

202

Publication Date

6-1-2018

DOI

10.1177/1059840517721951

ISSN

10598405

E-ISSN

15468364

PubMed ID

28747149

Share

COinS