Community Engagement: Implementation of an Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum for Community Assessment and Practice for Master's Education

Sunday, 27 July 2014: 3:35 PM

Ruth Trudgeon, RN, MSN, PHN
College of Graduate Nursing, Western University Of HEalth Sciences, Pomona, CA


 The purpose of this presentation is to describe the implementation of an innovative inter-professional curriculum for community assessment and practice for master’s education and to discuss the use of theoretical approaches as a framework to guide the assessment

Methods: Descriptive summary of an innovative curriculum that focuses on community assessment, education and practice for master's education using inter-professional approach


 Comprehensive in-depth analysis of communities using a wide-range of modalities resulting in strategies to improve outcomes.  Practice implementation that focuses on health promotion across the life span has been implemented to vulnerable populations incorporating various disciplines (nurses, faculty, dentist, etc...)


The program meets the American Association of College of Nurses 'Essentials' that targets the following:

Lead change to improve quality outcomes; Advance a culture through life-long learning; Build and lead collaborative interprofessional care teams; Navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare system; Design innovative nursing practices