Online Program

Shifting rnbs students from acute care thinking toward “think global, act local”

Monday, November 4, 2013

Kathlynn Northrup-Snyder, PhD, RN, CNS, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR
• Background and Issues: Students in a statewide RNBS program primarily focus on acute care prior to the 9 credit, 2 term Population Based Care course. The goal-create a lived global & local health experience within a hybrid course. • Description: Shifting students toward “Think Global, Act Local” starts the first online term with exploration of their communities and vulnerable populations. Connections broaden to global concepts using TED talks. Students continue the conversation on vulnerable populations and local action within their second term in a hybrid online and clinical setting culminating in a community conference where a speaker explores global connectivity using World Café group discussions and a dynamic presentation. Students develop projects supporting faculty developed clinical agency connections extending over multiple terms. • Lessons Learned: RN students connect their local action to the larger global health options as a result of this course series. For example: “Not only does looking at global health help us gain more knowledge about health in the world, but it also helps us look at our own communities and lets us identify areas that need improvement. The ease of travelling and the diverse immigrant groups also make it important to know global disease and health to monitor illnesses and changes in these illnesses.” • Recommendations: The use of technology, online discussions, and creative guest speakers can easily bridge the gap of distance teaching while clearly impacting RN awareness of place in their community and the larger world.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Identify teaching strategies for nursing students to explore global health and local action.

Keyword(s): Nursing Education, Public Health Nursing

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Nursing educator for 12 years, PHN, global health experiences in China and Mexico.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Community Health Concepts Health Promotion & Community Health Consultant

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.