Fieldwork Practicum

Fieldwork Practicum

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 PracticeHealth & Safety requirements must be completed in order to register for the course.

This course is not a hybrid-course. This applies to all students whether in one of our hybrid cohorts or not.  All students, need to be available to meet each week on their designated cohort day for either in-class work or being out in the field, or a combination of both between the hours of 8:30-5:30 pm with possible early evening fieldwork hours. 

Practice Hours

You are required to complete 52 - 70 practice hours in the field.  Practice hours are mandatory and often cannot be made up.   Make up hours may be approved, but are at the instructors' and community partners discretion.  Travel time is required to and from the community partner site, travel time is not considered practice hours.  Practice hours may sometimes extend into the evening hours.  

Students can expect to spend 6-7 hours in the field with the community partner,  plus an additional 7-8 hours on assignments/class time per week.  

Fieldwork Locations

Our Community Partners are located across King and Snohomish Counties.
Be prepared to travel, reliable transportation is necessary.

Sample Schedule Overview

Summer quarter is nine weeks. The schedule will be altered slightly to  accommodate the shortened quarter. There is no week ten in summer quarter. 


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.
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 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.
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 Health care for those who identify with the LGBTQ Community
Mercy Housing NW Strengthening Bodies and Growing Minds

Course Topics with Site Locations

Fall 2019
Topic and sites for section A are TBD. Only sections B and C have been determined.

Summer 2019

Student Posters

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