Population Health Class for Fieldwork Practicum


As a student in the program, you will engage with local community partners making a positive contribution toward population health through the BNURS 424- Population-based Health in Community Practice course.

The course provides an introduction to community health practice, emphasizing nurses’ roles in population-based care through partnerships with community agencies. Each faculty member has an area of population health interest and expertise along with community health agencies with whom they work to place you in the field.

Course Logistics

Anticipate an average of 15 hours of coursework, lecture time and field work per week. For example, 6-7 hours out in the field with the community partner are combined with 7-8 hours of class time and assignments per week. Remember to complete your Health & Safety requirements to register for this course.

Faculty try to keep you close your home campus site; however, partnerships span across King and Snohomish County. Be prepared to travel to your site. Reliable transportation is necessary.

While some community partners may request students in the evening if and when possible, time in class and in the field is on your assigned class day, and typically within the hours of 8:30-5:30 pm.

Week

Week-by-Week General Overview
Subject to Variablity

 

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.
Week 1 In-class preparation. Expect 5 hours of in-class time. Class time is scheduled by your faculty between the hours of 8:30-5:30. 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.
Weeks 9 Report off to your community partner, finalize your executive summary and prepare your poster for the professional poster session week 10.
Week 10 Public presentation session of professional poster highlighting your completed community partnership work.
 
 
Examples of Community Partners and Student Work
Community Partner Example of Work
City of Bothell After the Fire: The Resilience of Bothell from ashes to Phoenix Rising
YWCA-Everett 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
Selecting your BNURS 424 Course

Review the area of interest and community health expertise of the faculty scheduled to teach. Select the topic that is of most interest to you. You can always reach out to the faculty member for further information.

 


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