4120.0 Quad Council Competencies: A Conundrum?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
The QUAD Council of Public Health Nursing Organzations have designed a set of core competecies specific to PHN generalists but little is known about how the competencies are used in public health nursing curriculum in the United States. Acknowledging a shortage of nurses, including a lack of public health nurse generalists(PHNs)educated in competency-based, population based practice, these papers examine one set of specific core PHN competencies.
Session Objectives: Evaluate awareness of the significance of Quad Council Public Health Nursing(PHN) competencies to "best practices" in PHN curriculum design. Examine the inclusion of ethical decision making processes in PHN education, inherent to the core functions of the PHN.

10:30 AM
National Survey Results: Comparing Quad Council Competencies to Preparation of Nurses in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs
Anne Watson Bongiorno, PhD, APRN, CNE, Elizabeth A. Riegle, RN, MS, Donna (Danuta) Clemmens, PhD RN, Maria A. Fletcher, RN, PhD, Margaret Mullarkey, MS, RN and Noreen Nelson, PhD (c), RN
11:00 AM
Ensuring a competency based curriculum for population focused nursing roles
Pamela Levin, PhD, APHN, Susan M. Swider, PhD, APHN-BC, Julia Muennich Cowell, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Susan Breakwell, DNP, RNC and Virginia Montgomery, BSN, RN
11:30 AM
Without borders or walls: Developing online master's education for public health nurses
Barbara Battin Little, DNP, MPH, RN and Sandra Schoenfisch, PhD, RN

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