As a student in the program, you will complete student practice hours out in the field with one of our community health partners in BNURS 424- Population-based Health in Community Practice.
Class and Practice Hours
You will complete 52 practice hours in the field. For example, 6-7 hours in the field with the community partner and related projects are combined with 7-8 hours of class time and assignments per week. Practice hours out in the field are required, and cannot be made up if you miss them. Health & Safety requirements must be completed in order to register for the course.
Week-by-Week General Overview
Subject to Variability
|Week prior to the start of the quarter
||Welcome and overview email from your faculty, with information on the available community partner options and projects.
||In-class preparation. Expect 5 hours of in-class time. Class time is scheduled by your faculty between the hours of 8:30 am -5:30 pm. Check your email and Canvas site for meeting time.
|Week 2 or 3
|Continued in-class preparation for fieldwork site. Expect 5 hours of in-class time. Community partner fieldwork orientation may be combined with in-class lecture and activities. Expect to be at the community partner site orientation and in-class during the entire 8:30-5:30 time block.
Weeks 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8
|Out in the field on site with your community partner combined with instructor assignments, which include course readings, discussion posts, fieldwork journals, and other written assignments such as community walkabouts, MAP-IT for program planning, and executive summary.
||Report off to your community partner, finalize your executive summary and prepare your poster for the professional poster session week 10.
||Public presentation session of professional poster highlighting your completed community partnership work.
Faculty try to identify community partner sites that are close to your home campus; however, partners are located across King and Snohomish Counties. Be prepared to travel to your site. Reliable transportation is necessary.
Examples of Community Partners and Student Work
||Example of Work
|City of Bothell
||After the Fire: The Resilience of Bothell from ashes to Phoenix Rising
||Supporting Women and Children Through Transitions
|Harborview Medical Center
||Community Assessment to Promote Care Coordination Between HMC and Regional Partners
|Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse
||Creating a Safe Place in Healthcare for those who identify with the LGBTQ Community
|Mercy Housing NW
||Strengthening Bodies and Growing Minds