A Global Rural Collaboration: Student Nurses' Engaging with Community Health Assessment Sustainable Education (CHASE) Model to Reduce Health Disparities

September 22, 2021*


Nurses act as community development practitioners, to reduce health disparities in partnership with community stakeholders. It is therefore imperative student nurse learners experience community development work, as part of their primary health care clinical placements. Through the School of Nursing, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand these learners have engaged with an education and research team, who profiled the rural English town of Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, United Kingdom, illustrated in this webinar presentation.

In this webinar, we promote discussion about community development, models and strategies to reduce health disparities amongst participants.

Session 1

Session 2

About the Speakers

Jean Ross

Jean Ross RN, BN, MA Nursing, PhD, FCNA (NZ) is associate professor in nurs­ing at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand. She has more than 25 years’ experience of working with the rural nursing workforce including the areas of research and education. Jean’s work with rural nurses began in 1994 with the establishment of the National Centre for Rural Health in New Zealand, of which she was co-director. Jean has published two books and numerous journal publications.

Keith Whiddon

Keith Whiddon B.Ed (Hons) London, has been a local authority inspector/adviser and a passionate advocate on how new technologies transform learning and teaching. Having taken early retirement Keith moved to Shropshire 6 years ago and is now a full-time musician. He chairs the Bishop’s Castle Community Partnership and is a College governor.

Subjects That Matter Most Webinar Series

We invite you to participate in a shared experience as the Global Rural Nursing Exchange Network (GRNEN) brings forth the Subjects That Matter Most Series. This webinar series is designed to host speakers and content experts that provoke important discussions critical to rural nursing.