Advancing Community Health in Generalist Undergraduate Nursing Preparation

Course description

Community health nursing education is a fundamental component of the generalist preparation of a baccalaureate nurse. Quality learning is essential to be adequately prepared with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to promote the health of clients as individuals, families, groups, communities and populations, and meet entry-to-practice public health nursing competencies. This three week course encompasses theoretical foundations and clinical education in community as context and community as partner. Course themes include: exploring community health nursing curriculum guidelines; enhancing teaching learning strategies; identifying educational resources available; and recognizing challenges and solutions for quality learning.

Audience: Nurse educators
Delivery: Online (Adobe Connect & Moodle)
Timeframe: 3 weeks


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Successfully complete assessment activities. Please note that attendance during the live webinars is recommended but not required.

Learning outcomes

  1. Recognize own learning needs related to teaching learning strategies
  2. Describe foundational community health nursing curriculum including theory and clinical learning for undergraduate education
  3. Explain community health nursing education resources available
  4. Apply CASN Entry-to-Practice Public Health Nursing Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing Education to curricula
  5. Construct an evidence informed teaching learning strategy
  6. Examine, interpret and select strategies to address challenges in community health nursing education


$275 CAD


Andrea Chircop, PhD RN, Dalhousie University

Ruth Schofield RN, MSc(T), McMaster University



  • Registrations that are cancelled up to one week before the start of the course will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Registrations that are cancelled with less than one week’s notice will not be refunded, though the participant will have the option to defer the cost of the course to apply to another CNEI/CASN course.
  • There will be no refunds issued once the course begins.
  • CASN reserves the right to cancel this course if it does not meet minimal group requirements.

Course Content

  • Participants are responsible for access to any course materials, including articles and textbooks.
  • There will be no make-up assignments accepted.
  • Assignments will not be re-marked.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted, unless under exceptional circumstances.

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This course is available in English only.