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15 April 2014
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Celebrated public health text gets revamped for the modern nurse
Second edition of popular STTI book includes updated information, new application exercises for Henry Street Model
INDIANAPOLIS — Population-Based Public Health Nursing Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses is one of the most widely adopted titles in public health nursing. The newly released second edition offers updated resources, expanded activities, and innovative e-collaboration strategies to enhance learning for the modern public health nurse.  
Focused on developing a competent public health nursing practice adaptable to diverse settings, the first edition introduced the Henry Street Consortium’s framework of 11 competencies for population-based entry-level public health nursing. The Henry Street Consortium, a partnership between education and practice since 2001, provides the collaborative framework for this manual and shapes the clinical application approach that best serves the learning needs of students.
The fully revised second edition, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), features additions such as:
• Up-to-date information and resources relevant to students, nurses, and instructors.
• A focus on technological advances and their application in education, including the use of mobile apps to address issues and challenges in public health nursing.
• Reflection questions to encourage ongoing attention to public health nursing cornerstones.
• Implementation of Healthy People 2020, including activities for each competency.
Authors Marjorie A. Schaffer and Patricia M. Schoon are founding members of the Henry Street Consortium, and along with co-author Carolyn M. Garcia, the trio are leaders in the field of public health nursing. Many members of the Henry Street Consortium are contributing authors. The authors were originally inspired to write the text after noting the absence of a practical guide for students and faculty to use in developing the skills necessary for effective entry-level public health practice.
“We wanted to offer a manual that would speak to students in an understandable and meaningful way,” the authors said. “It was important to us that the text addressed student concerns about practicing nursing in the complex, and often disorganized, community environment.”
Population-Based Public Health Nursing Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses, Second Edition
By Carolyn M. Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN, PHN; Marjorie A. Schaffer, PhD, MS, RN, PHN; and Patricia M. Schoon, MPH, RN, PHN
ISBN-13: 9781938835346. Published by STTI, March 2014
Price: US $54.95. Soft cover and e-book, 496 pages. Trim size: 8 x 10
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About the authors:
Carolyn M. Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN, PHN, is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the School of Public Health.
Marjorie A. Schaffer, PhD, MS, RN, PHN, is a professor of nursing at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. She is a founding member of the Henry Street Consortium.
Patricia M. Schoon, MPH, RN, PHN, is a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota. She is a founding member of the Henry Street Consortium.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at
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