Could You Be the Next Florence Nightingale? (FutureLearn)

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If you are an experienced nurse wanting or needing to extend the value of nurses as promoters of health, this course is for you.
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Could You Be the Next Florence Nightingale? (FutureLearn)
Explore important aspects of public health and the role of modern nursing within it. 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.

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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.


What topics will you cover?


Week 1 – Going upstream:

- determinants of health;

- changing practice; and

- the future of public health.


Week 2 – Health promotion in practice:

- the nurse as a promoter of health; and

- the nurse as a health promoter.


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


This course is part of the program Nursing and Public Health, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Nursing.



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Free Course
If you are an experienced nurse wanting or needing to extend the value of nurses as promoters of health, this course is for you.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.