The Henry Street Consortium, an academic and practice collaboration, was established in 2001 by five baccalaureate schools of nursing, thirteen local health departments and the Minnesota Department of Health. The Consortium's goal was to prepare baccalaureate level nurses with the competencies necessary for entry into population-based public health nursing practice.
To achieve this goal, the Consortium worked together to develop a set of resources, below. Even though the grant that ignited the Henry Street Consortium ended in 2005, the Consortium continues to be a vibrant and broadened collaboration with additional schools of nursing and partners who also have a population focus.
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Build a quality population-based public health nursing workforce to meet the needs of public health practice in the 21st century.
Maintain a dynamic sustainable partnership between public health nursing education and practice to respond to needs for innovation and change in baccalaureate nursing education.
- Ensure the continuation of the Henry Street Consortium as a viable, flexible, and sustainable partnership between public health nursing and education and practice.
- Create teaching-learning strategies to promote achievement of entry-level population-based PHN competencies for students and novice PHN staff.
Note: The links below will take you to the OPI Publications Database.
- Entry-Level Population-Based Public Health Nursing Competencies for the New Graduate or Novice Public
Health Nurse (PDF: 27KB / 6 pages)
Core competencies for entry into population-based practice
- The Henry Street Consortium Clinical Menu
(PDF: 646KB / 30 pages)
Clinical menu of "community assessment" and "population-based" learning activities