Fraser, Jesse

Project title: Teaching and Learning for Change: Building Knowledge and Skills to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Department: Priority Initiative - Nursing

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Kim Daly and Dr. Bernie Pauly

"Nurse navigation is an emerging role that contributes to health and social system advances by improving access, equity, efficiency, and the effectiveness of health services.  However, few undergraduate nursing students have opportunities to develop systems navigation skills or structural competencies that aim to address the social determinants of health in a community setting. Learning will include interviewing students who have participated in a pilot of a community-based Collaborative Learning Unit in health equity and the social determinants of health to hear student perspectives.  In addition, the JCURA scholar will complete a review of the literature related to the conceptualization of the nurse navigator role in community settings and the Collaborative Learning Unit as a model of practice education."