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Community health Nursing is the synthesis of nursing and public health practice applied to promote and protect the health of population. It combines all the basic elements of professional, clinical nursing with public health and community practice.
“They are educated to see each person for whom they care in the context of his or her life—all the factors that impact that person’s life and well-being,”
Community Health Nursing coordinates the teaching and examination for Community Health Course Units and supervision of students undertaking Community Health Nursing practicals in Year 3 Public Health facilities in Nairobi County.
The unit supervises student visits to the community and exposures to open air markets, water treatment plant(s), Sewerage treatment plant(s) and national vaccine depot(s). The teaching faculty supervises
Community Health assessment activities commonly referred to as ‘Community diagnosis’ for each cohort of undergraduate students. The Unit engages in research both directly and through student research projects’ supervision on community health topics and current public health concerns.
The Unit also has post graduate students specializing in Community Health Nursing.
Dr Angeline Chepchirchir Acting Thematic Head
Community nursing integrates evidence-based research with community health needs to provide care based on science and evidence. They must determine the cultural and socioeconomic needs of the community and adjust care as needed. In this role, RNs may be required to have a baccalaureate nursing education with studies in population-based health and community health nursing