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The Development of Public Health Nursing Competencies for Novice Baccalaureate Nurses in Canada. Christina Rajsic RN, MN. CASN Sub-Committee on Public Health Education Members. Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler – Chair (University of Saskatchewan)

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The Development of Public Health Nursing Competencies for Novice Baccalaureate Nurses in Canada.

Christina Rajsic RN, MN


CASN Sub-Committee on Public Health Education Members

  • Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler – Chair (University of Saskatchewan)

  • Margaret Antolovich (Public Health Nurses Leaders Council of BC)

  • Benita Cohen (University of Manitoba)

  • Susan Froude (Nursing for Public Health Services for Grenfell Regional Health; Western Regional School of Nursing)

  • Omaima Mansi (McGill University)

  • Donna Meagher-Stewart (CHNAC

  • Heather Pattullo (Canadian Public Health Association)

  • Christina Rajsic (University of Toronto)

  • Pat Seaman (University of New Brunswick)

  • Jo Ann Tober (ANDSOOHA)

  • Ruta Valaitis (McMaster University)

  • CASN: Janet Helmer, Colleen Ferris, Ellen Rukholm

  • Karen Macdougall (PHAC consultant)


Presentation Objectives

  • To provide a summary of work completed to date of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Sub-committee on Public Health Nursing Education

  • To identify current sub-committee activities

    • To develop criteria to determine the suitability of clinical placements for public health nursing education in undergraduate programs

    • To level the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice with regard to standards to be met by Baccalaureate graduates


Background

  • CASN Public Health sub-committee formed in November 2004

  • Supported by CASN and the Public Health Agency of Canada

  • Pan Canadian survey and symposium conducted 2005 to 2006

  • Report submitted to CASN board reporting on survey and symposium results on November 2006


Survey and Symposium Results

  • Key finding from the Pan Canadian symposium is the disconnect between the theory and practice

  • There are a number of barriers and enablers to community health/public health nursing clinical placements (Survey and Symposium findings)


Results


Survey Results Related to Placements

Supportive community health

nursing practice environments

exist.

  • Placement of students

    • Public Health Unit/Department (n=2565)

    • Schools (n=1940)

    • Community Agencies (n=1921)

    • Long-term Care Facilities (n=1814)

    • Home Health Care (n=1286)

    • Primary Health Care Centres (n=1075)


Symposium and Survey Results

  • There is a need for stronger partnerships between academe and community clinical agencies

  • More allocation of resources is needed for education in community nursing

  • Recommendations have been forwarded to the CASN Board of Directors and the Public Health Agency of Canada


Current Activities of CASN Sub-Committee

  • Literature search

    • Are there discipline specific competencies or standards in community health nursing for the newly graduated BScN nurse?

    • How are competencies/standards leveled? (if at all)


Current Environment

  • Environmental Scan:

    • To explore current activities in Canada regarding competencies, standards and clinical placements for community health nurses

    • Sources of information scanned were provincial regulatory bodies, PHAC competencies, CCHNSoP, educational institutions, review of work from the Pan Canadian Symposium


Current Environment

  • Each source found, lists of 7 to 9 domains

  • Domains vary, although some common themes exist

  • Further study will entail a comparison of the various domains to determine variations and gaps

  • Seeking feedback from stakeholders


Focus groups

  • Currently conducting focus groups at conferences (CHNAC, CPHA, CNA Annual conferences) to obtain representation from practice and education.

  • Standard focus group questions used

  • CASN members recording feedback from participants for analysis to describe practice environments that connect the theory practice divide.


Next Steps

  • Complete data collection for literature review and focus groups

  • Complete Leveling of CCHNSoP to identify standards to be met by baccalaureate nursing graduates (rather than by nurses 2 years after graduation)

  • Complete development of criteria to assess suitability of clinical placements for community/public health nursing education


Thank you


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