246854 Community/Public Health Nursing Student Project Database: Linking Academia & Practice for Quality Projects

Monday, October 31, 2011

Jill Marie Collier, DNSc FNP CNS , College of Nursing, UW Oshkosh, Neenah, WI
Marina Gallin De Pablo, MS, MPH , UW Madison School of Nursing, Madison, WI
This presentation will describe the development of an innovative database of community/public health nursing student projects. The goals of the database are to collect, store, and share descriptions of nursing student projects in community health, and increase knowledge and application of the Council on Linkages/Quad Council Public Health Nursing and the Public Health Nursing Wheel to student field projects. The Community/Public Health Nursing Student Project Database is a website developed through academic practice partnership and is partially funded by HRSA. The database enhances the ability of community agencies to better utilize nursing students in community-based activities to promote the health of communities through population based approaches. When students are optimally engaged in public health agency projects, the student and the agency benefit. In the initial period, 53 posted projects identified an average of 3 competencies and total 165 collaborations and partnerships. The initial response to the site has been wide with 1,200 visits from 37 countries and 47 states generated. A summary of the development, implementation, and evaluation tools for the site will be presented as well as an example of successful academic practice partnership.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
1.Describe 3 strategies for improving academic and practice partnerships 2.Identify how the database can be used as a tool to teach students about Quad Council Competencies 3.Discuss use of the database for dissemination of quality student projects ideas

Keywords: Public Health Nursing, Information Databases

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Lead developer of project presented, doctorally prepared in public health nursing, experienced nurse educator
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.