An innovative approach to health promotion experiences in community health nursing: a university collaborative partnership.

The Journal of nursing education

PubMedID: 23330668

Carter MR, Kelly RK, Montgomery M, Cheshire M. An innovative approach to health promotion experiences in community health nursing: a university collaborative partnership. J Nurs Educ. 2013;52(2):108-11.
The number of nurses working in community-based practices with a population focus is increasing rapidly, whereas the rate of employment for nurses in hospitals is expected to grow more slowly. The shift in health care toward primary health care and health promotion requires nurse educators to ensure that students learn to practice in collaborative partnerships in community settings. This article describes an innovative collaborative partnership with the Capstone College of Nursing and the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at The University of Alabama. Through this partnership, community health nursing students provide health promotion for university employees in the University's wellness program. The program provides nursing students with a unique opportunity for interprofessional collaboration while improving their clinical and communication skills. This innovative collaborative approach serves as a useful model for nursing faculty members when delivering community health instruction.