Special Features: Education
Population-Focused Nursing: Advocacy for Vulnerable Populations in an RN-BSN Program
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Public Health Nursing
Volume 31, Issue 5, pages 463–471, September/October 2014
How to Cite
Jones, M. and Smith, P. (2014), Population-Focused Nursing: Advocacy for Vulnerable Populations in an RN-BSN Program. Public Health Nursing, 31: 463–471. doi: 10.1111/phn.12114
- Issue published online: 26 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2014
- nursing education;
- population-focused nursing;
- vulnerable populations
The purpose of this article is to describe an innovative learning activity for online RN-BSN students designed to foster advocacy for vulnerable populations. The Vulnerable Population Advocacy Assignment, included as a component of the online Population-Focused Nursing class, provides students with the opportunity to identify and develop an awareness of issues impacting vulnerable populations and to advocate for policy changes that will influence the health of individuals, families, and populations. RN-BSN students build on previous knowledge and skills in professional communication and advocacy as they develop a policy statement designed to address health disparities impacting local, national, and global populations.