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Course Outlines

NSSC 8600

Community Nursing: Facilitating Health

School School of Health Sciences
Program Bachelor of Science Specialty Nursing
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date April 06, 2021
End Date June 25, 2021
Total Hours 45
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 3.75
Delivery Type Other
CRN 27264

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Janet Morrison
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location TBD
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This course explores contemporary community health nursing, examining multiple perspectives on community, health, and relational practice. Community health nursing is examined through the lenses of primary health care, health promotion, and ethics. Clinical practice is focused on facilitating participatory dialogue with a selected group to explore perspectives on relational practice in health care.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on the concepts, community, health, and relational practice, from multiple perspectives.
  • Articulate personal values, beliefs, and assumptions related to communities, health, and relational practice.
  • Describe the scope and nature of community health nursing.
  • Examine the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice.
  • Analyze community health nursing through the lenses of primary health care, health promotion, and ethics.
  • Apply contemporary culture and diversity concepts to community health nursing.
  • Apply fundamental participatory group facilitation skills with a chosen group.
  • Demonstrate effective participatory dialogue with a group about perspectives on relational practice in health care.

Learning Resources


Kaner, S. (2014). Facilitator’s guide to participatory decision­making (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey­Bass.

Leeseberg Stamler, L., Yui, L. & Dosani, A. (2016). Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (4th ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson Education.


American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.​

Evaluation Criteria



Assignment #1: Perspectives on Community and Health


Assignment #2: Exploring Community Health Nursing


Assignment #3A: Observing Group Facilitation


Assignment #3B: Facilitating Participatory Dialogue


Assignment #4: Self-evaluation of discussion forums




Course Specific Requirements

This is a course extension or re-registration. Learners will be required to complete all of the remaining evaluative components or requirements prior to or by the last day of term.

Other information

Late Assignments

The penalty for late assignments is 5% per day past the due date. Extensions may be granted but must be requested AND confirmed at least 72 hours in advance of the assignment due date. If an extension is granted and the assignment is still late, the penalty is 10% for the first day and 5% for each subsequent day. All extensions and penalties will be granted or enforced at the discretion of the instructor and program head.

Note on Audio/Video Recording

As part of evaluation, learning and debriefing, you may be recorded, both audio and video, during simulation lab experiences. All recordings are stored at BCIT, not shared to third parties and deleted upon course completion.

Statement for prior learning assessment

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition is a way for students with applicable academic experience to apply that knowledge toward earning credits without taking additional classes. If you believe that you have applicable prior academic experience, please contact the program directly:

Janet Morrison
Program Head
Toll-free: 800-663-6542 x 7082

For more information on BCIT's PLAR process, please visit:

Please note that BCIT's PLAR website mentions credit for work experience. However, courses within the NSSC BSN degree program are theory courses and therefore only comparable academic experience may be applied.

Course Schedule and Assignments

Refer to your course-specific delivery schedule.

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at

Guidelines for School of Health Sciences

No school specific policies, please refer to main BCIT Policy.


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Kristie Walters, Instructor on behalf of Janet Morrison, Faculty
March 02, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Janet Morrison, Faculty
March 03, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Kathy Kennedy, Associate Dean
March 03, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.