Thinking beyond "the wheelchair to the car"

RN-to-BSN student understanding of community and public health nursing

Kathlynn Northrup-Snyder, Catherine R. van Son, Cynthia McDaniel

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to explore the online discussions of postlicensure nursing students taking a community health course in an RN-to-BSN program. Final discussion forums asked students to share their perceptions and understandings of the public and community health nurses' role and practice after participating in a community health clinical course. Inductive content analysis was used to assess the narratives. Analysis of the discussions yielded two categories: (1) awareness by the RNs of their individual community and the context of the public and community health nursing role, and (2) increased understanding of the patients' experience with transitions between health care settings (home-hospital-home). This research suggests a need to assess practicing RNs' professional understanding and teaching of the public and community health nurses' role if they are to facilitate effective patient transitions home and into community-based settings.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)226-229
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Nursing Education
    Volume50
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 2011

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    Thinking beyond "the wheelchair to the car" : RN-to-BSN student understanding of community and public health nursing. / Northrup-Snyder, Kathlynn; van Son, Catherine R.; McDaniel, Cynthia.

    In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 50, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 226-229.

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