RN-to-BSN education. Global and population health project: Think Global, act local

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Purpose: An associate degree in nursing (ADN) is an established pathway to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States (US) however there is a push for ADN trained RNs to pursue further training and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Within the AACN Essentials, Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health a Community Health and Population-Focused Health Promotion Activity is required to be met for all BSN trained RNs. This manuscript outlines a novel way of meeting this requirement which allows students to develop knowledge and skills around public health, health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level. Methods: The Community Health and Population-Focused Health Promotion Activity which the RN to BSN students undertook required them to choose a topic that addresses the National Health Initiatives, Strategies & Action Plans. From these broad health topics groups of students (3-4) developed a health promotion activity (HPA) on a public university campus which included a poster during their HPA. The poster presented the health topic and addressed why it was important globally, nationally, locally, and specifically to the university community using a variety of resources specific to the question. Prior to development, students were required to do an abbreviated community assessment on how the health promotion activity task would be presented to interact and engage fellow university students. An evaluation of the health promotion exercise was undertaken through a simple online survey using Qualitrics

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalTeaching and Learning in Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Health Promotion and Undergraduate nursing
  • Registered nurse, associate degree in nursing Education


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