Education and Clinical

Students providing care at community health eventEducation
Community Health courses and electives for students

DUSON offers the following courses for students to learn more about nursing in the community health setting:

  • N389 - Wellness/Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • N397 - Community and Public Health Nursing
  • N468 - Population Health Practice: Communicable Diseases and Immunizations
  • N536 - Obesity: Fundamentals for Healthcare Providers
  • N582 - Population Health
  • N751 - Teaching Patients, Families and Communities
  • N860 - The Essentials of Care Coordination of Populations and Individuals
  • N865 - Synthesis of Specialty Practice Population Care Coordination
  • N924 - Theories and Research in Population Health
  • N969 - Disparities in Health and Healthcare in the United States
  • N977 - Planning and Evaluating Care for Populations
Nursing student clinical rotations

DUSON has clinical affiliation agreements with local partners to facilitate clinical placements for our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students. These placements allow our students to get real world experience in a community health setting as well as provide a service to the community. Students take vital signs at health fairs, provide health and wellness education or perform chart reviews.

Public Health Nurse Series

In our Public Health Nurse Series, Associate Professor and D-CHIPP Director Donna Biederman sits down with Duke University School of Nursing alumni to learn more about their journey into public health nursing.

Rebecca Fleming, ABSN'13, MPH, RN Director of Community Health Initiatives, Packard Health

Rachel Castillo, ABSN'20, RN RN COVID-19 Case Investigator Orange County California Health Care Agency

Rose Feinberg, ABSN'20, MPH, RN Public Health Nurse Colorado Tri-County Health Department

Whitney Nash, ABSN'18, MS, RN Clinical Team Lead Gynecology Department & Community Outreach, NC State University

Sue Cohen Gower, BSN'80, MPH, RN School Nurse

Community Health Lectures

Each year D-CHIPP invites a national expert in the field of public/community health nursing to speak at the D-CHIPP Annual Community Health Lecture.

Visit the below topic titles to watch past lectures.

Past Lectures

Loretta Sweet JemmottAcademic-Community Partnerships to Promote Health Equity: Listening to Their Voices and Responding
October 25, 2021
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN
Vice President, Health & Health Equity
Drexel University


Sarah SzantonGenerating Public Health Evidence to Change Policy: Lessons Learned from CAPABLE
September 14, 2020
Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
Health Equity and Social Justice Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging

Susan Swider

The Critical Role of All Nurses in Population Health: Transforming Health Across Roles and Practice Settings
November 11, 2019
Susan M. Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN
Professor, Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing
College of Nursing, Rush University

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