Placement Learning in Community Nursing, A guide for students in practice

Placement Learning in Community Nursing

A guide for students in practice

By Jane Harris, MSc, BNurs, RN, DN, RHV, RM, CertEd, CPT, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK and Sheila Nimmo


Section 1: Preparation for the community practice learning environment

1 The context of community nursing

2 Introduction to Community settings, services and roles

3 Practice learning in the community: what to expect

4 Maximising the learning opportunities available in the community

Section 2: Placement Learning Opportunities

5 Assessing and addressing need in the community

6 Managing long-term conditions in the community

7 Infection prevention and control in the community

8 Mental Health and Care in the Community

Section 3: Professional issues

9 Communication in Community Practice

10 Leadership, management and team working in Community Practice

11 Promoting clinical effectiveness and maintaining quality of care

12 Medicines management in the community

Section 4: Consolidating Learning

13 Being an effective student: learning in a community setting

14 Developing competence for person-centred nursing in the community