Title

The Henry Street Consortium Population-Based Competencies for Educating Public Health Nursing Students

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The Henry Street Consortium, a collaboration of nurse educators from universities and colleges and public health nurses (PHNs) from government, school, and community agencies, developed 11 population-based competencies for educating nursing students and the novice PHN. Although many organizations have developed competency lists for experts, the Consortium developed a set of competencies that clearly define expectations for the beginning PHN. The competencies are utilized by both education and practice. They guide nurse educators and PHNs in the creation of learning experiences that develop population-based knowledge and skills for baccalaureate nursing students. Public health nursing leaders use the competencies to frame their expectations and orientations for nurses who are new to public health nursing. This paper explains the meaning of each of the 11 population-based competencies and provides examples of student projects that demonstrate competency development. Strategies are suggested for nurse educators and PHNs to promote effective population-based student projects in public health agencies. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc..

Department(s)

Nursing

Publication Title

Public Health Nursing

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

78

Last Page

90

Publication Date

1-1-2011

DOI

10.1111/j.1525-1446.2010.00900.x

ISSN

07371209

E-ISSN

15251446

PubMed ID

21198818

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