As a student in the program, you will engage with local community partners to make a positive contribution toward population health through the BNURS 424- Population-based Health in Community Practice course.
View the Fall 2018 course detail and fieldwork locations (clinical sites) for each course.
The course provides an introduction to community/public 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.
For this course, anticipate an average of 15 hours of coursework, lecture time and fieldwork per week. 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. Remember to complete your Health & Safety requirements by the deadline so you can register for this course.
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.
Fieldwork hours may extend past 5:25 pm into the early evening, but not typically past 7:30 pm. Check with your instructor to see if they will require late afternoon/early evening fieldwork hours that extend beyond 5:25 pm.
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.
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
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.