Community health nursing leaders recommend including epidemiology and biostatistics in baccalaureate curricula but do not define essential content.
Topic coverage and emphasis vary across schools ; students differ in academic achievement and in readiness for an epidemiologic approach to nursing.
A review of textbooks showed wide variance in topic presentation.
A survey of baccalaureate community health nursing faculty in a southeastern state uncovered a core of epidemiology course work comparable to that in graduate programs.
Biostatistical content was sparse, and participatory learning strategies were seldom noted.
Definition of essential introductory epidemiology and biostatistics content and greater linkage between knowledge and application is necessary to show their congruence with community health nursing practice, and enable differentiation between the level and scope of learning appropriate for undergraduate and graduate education.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Statistique, Programme enseignement, Enseignement secondaire, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Baccalauréat
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Statistics, Educational program, College level education, Nurse, Health staff, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0171243
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.