Workshop for Enhancing Community Health Nursing Practices


Resource Person: Dr. Frances Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF

Professor, Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing & Health Professionals

Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA


In a remarkable collaboration between Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University Drexel University, Texas Woman’s University, and New York University, recently organized a series of workshops to empower nursing professionals and foster excellence in healthcare. This blog focuses on one of the workshops held during the event – “Community Health Nursing Practices” – led by the esteemed Dr. Frances Cornelius from Drexel University.

Workshop Overview:

The workshop on “Community Health Nursing Practices” was a highly anticipated event within the Global Nursing Partnership initiative. Dr. Frances Cornelius, a renowned expert in Community Health Nursing, conducted an engaging and informative session, providing participants with invaluable knowledge and skills to excel in their practice.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Healthcare and Population Health in the US: Dr. Cornelius delved into the intricacies of the healthcare system in the United States, shedding light on population health challenges, healthcare disparities, and the role of community health nursing in addressing these issues.
  2. Levels of Prevention/Health Promotion: Participants gained insights into the three levels of prevention – primary, secondary, and tertiary – and the importance of health promotion strategies in maintaining and improving the well-being of individuals and communities.
  3. Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Risk Management: Dr. Cornelius highlighted the significance of quality improvement initiatives, patient safety measures, and risk management strategies in community health nursing. Participants learned how to identify potential risks, implement effective safety measures, and enhance the overall quality of care.
  4. Foundations of Nursing Informatics: The workshop addressed the foundational aspects of nursing informatics, focusing on the use of technology and information systems to support community health nursing practice. Participants gained insights into electronic health records, data management, and the integration of informatics into daily nursing operations.

Impact and Participant Experience:

The “Community Health Nursing Practices” workshop by Dr. Frances Cornelius had a profound impact on the 238 nursing students from Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University, who participated in the event. Through engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, participants were equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in community health nursing.

The workshop not only broadened their understanding of the U.S. healthcare system but also instilled a strong foundation in health promotion, risk management, and the integration of nursing informatics. Participants left the workshop feeling inspired and confident in their ability to make a positive impact in community healthcare settings.


The “Community Health Nursing Practices” workshop led by Dr. Frances Cornelius was an enriching experience that empowered nursing students with essential skills and knowledge in community health nursing. Mr. Muthu Kumaran, Global Partnership Coordinator, Akal College of Nursing has coordinated the workshop and Dr. Jill B. Derstine & Dr. Marylou from Drexel University were moderated the sessions. The collaboration between Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University, Drexel University, Texas Woman’s University, and New York University showcases the significance of partnerships in advancing nursing education and promoting excellence in healthcare.

Through workshops like these, nursing professionals are equipped with the tools to improve healthcare outcomes, address health disparities, and promote wellness within communities. The Global Nursing Partnership’s commitment to fostering such collaborations paves the way for a brighter future in nursing practice and community health.


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