Developing Public Health Nursing Competencies Through Virtual Simulation Games


In Game 1 a reporter interviews a parent volunteer who expresses concern about the lack of school nutrition programs during the summer months in a city. Following this, a PHN Team meet to discuss the recent release of a Food Security report by the Social Planning and Research Council in the city. The team decide to complete a community assessment to gather primary and secondary information through various methods including windshield survey, Statistics Canada data, key informant interview, and a meeting with the Community Partners Roundtable.


In Game 2 after completing a community assessment, reviewing the Food Security Report from the city Social Planning and Research Council, and meeting with the Community Partners Roundtable, the Public Health Nursing Team meets to discuss health promotion strategies and evaluation.


In Game 3 the PHNs work with the Community Partners Roundtable to develop a food security program using a program planning tool that includes evaluation. The program planning is informed by a logic model commonly used by public health nurses in practice to develop a program to promote food security in the community.

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