Special Features: Education
Community-Based Health and Schools of Nursing: Supporting Health Promotion and Research
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Public Health Nursing
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 69–78, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Shannon, C. (2014), Community-Based Health and Schools of Nursing: Supporting Health Promotion and Research. Public Health Nursing, 31: 69–78. doi: 10.1111/phn.12061
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2013
- CBHP ;
- CBPR ;
- community-based health;
- community-based schools of nursing;
- health promotion;
- nursing schools;
- public health
This article examines the role of community-based schools of nursing in the promotion of public health and research in poverty-stricken areas.
Design and Sample
This was a three-phase study (questionnaire and key-informants' interviews) that surveyed representatives of prelicensure associate and baccalaureate nursing schools (n=17), nursing-school key informants (n=6) and community leaders (n=10).
A 13-question web-based survey and semi-structured interview of key informants elicited data on demographics, nursing program design, exposure of faculty and students to various research and health promotion methods, and beliefs about student involvement.
Nursing schools participated minimally in community-based health promotion (CBHP) and community-based participatory research saw reduced need for student involvement in such activities, cited multiple barriers to active community collaboration, and reported restricted community partnerships. CBHP was recognized to be a valuable element of health care and student education, but is obstructed by many barriers.
This study suggests that nursing schools are not taking full advantage of relationships with community leaders. Recommendations for action are given.