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Population-Based Clinical Projects:: Bridging Community-Based and Public Health Concepts

Fahrenwald, Nancy L. MS, RN; Fischer, Cheryl MS, RN; Boysen, Roxanne MS, RN, CNS; Maurer, Rebecca MS, RN


Changes in the healthcare delivery system have shifted nursing curricula to a community-based focus. For public health nursing faculty, this shift requires that population-based clinical projects bridge community-based nursing concepts with those of public health. The authors describe four innovative examples of population-based clinical projects that incorporate core public health functions and public health interventions into the learning process.

Nancy L. Fahrenwald, MS, RN, Instructor, e-mail:, South Dakota State University, Brookings, doctoral student in nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Cheryl Fischer, MS, RN, Roxanne Boysen, MS, RN, CNS, Rebecca Maurer, MS, RN, Instructors, South Dakota State University, Brookings.

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