Weekly study6 hours
Could You Be the Next Florence Nightingale?
Explore the responsibility of a nurse in public health
Some consider Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Within the scientific community she is credited for initiating nursing training and education programmes, but rarely acknowledged as a social reformer and public health campaigner.
Arguably, public health and the promotion of health and well-being is now at the centre of national and global agendas. This course reflects on the value of nurses as promoters of health.
Week 1 – Going upstream
- Determinants of health
- Changing practice
- The future of public health
Week 2 – Health promotion in practice
- The nurse as a promoter of health
- The nurse as a health promoter
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Evaluate the role of the nurse within public health
- Explore the globalisation of public health needs
- Reflect on the value of nurses as promoters of health
Who is the course for?
If you are an experienced nurse wanting or needing to extend the value of nurses as promoters of health, this course is for you.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.