Reconceptualization of Community Health Nursing Clinicals for Undergraduate Students

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  • Carl O. Helvie R.N., Dr.P.H.,

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    1. Carl O. Helvie, R.N., Dr.P.H. is a Professor of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University. Norfolk. Virginia.
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  • Brenda S. Nichols R.N., D.N.Sc.

    1. Brenda S. Nichols, R.N. D.N.Sc. is an Associate Professor and Chair with the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University. Norfolk. Virginia.
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Abstract

Abstract The multilevel community intervention model is a way of maximizing community resources and services and providing a community focus for undergraduate community health nursing students. The rationale for a change from traditional community health nursing clinical experiences to more community focused ones and current nursing standards supporting this change are identified. The model and its utilization with undergraduate nursing students is discussed. Three groups of undergraduate community health nursing students will each implement one piece of the model and through group discussions learn about the total model.

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