School Health Nursing (NURS412) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
School Health Nursing NURS412 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to ensure that students have knowledge of the tasks, authorities and responsibilities of the school health nurse.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Interpret the basic philosophy of School Health Nursing.
  • Describe the tasks and responsibilities of School Health Nursing.
  • Identify the primary health problems of students and staff working at school and develop recommendations that reduce health risks.
  • Establish a health education program to improve and protect the health of the individual, family and school community.
Course Content The historical development of school health services, school health team, school health nursing in Turkey, the school community on school health services, safe school environment, food safety, common health problems in school-age children, risky behaviors, children with special needs and their families, school health screenings, emergencies in school, health education and school health improvement programs.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course Introduction Reading the subject from references
2 The historical development of school health services in the world and Turkey Reading the subject from references
3 Roles and responsibilities of the school health team, the school nurse Reading the subject from references
4 The school community in the school health service (Child-Family-School Personnel), Place of home visits in school health services Reading the subject from references
5 Safe School Environment, Food Safety Reading the subject from references
6 Determination of School Health Needs Reading the subject from references
7 Widespread Health Problems in School Age Children, Risky Behaviors Reading the subject from references
8 Midterm Exam
9 Özel Gereksinimli Çocuklar ve Ailesine Yaklaşım Reading the subject from references
10 Monitoring period-specific growth and development (Preschool, Primary Education, Secondary Education, High School) Reading the subject from references
11 School Health Screenings Reading the subject from references
12 Childhood Infection Diseases Reading the subject from references
13 Approach to Emergency at school Reading the subject from references
14 Health Education Reading the subject from references
15 Programs of School Health Development Reading the subject from references
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Stanhope, M., Lancaster J. (2016). Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community. 9nd edit. Elsevier Health Sciences.
2. Allender, J., Rector, C., Warner, K. (2013). Community Health Nursing: Promoting and Protecting the Public's Health. 8edit. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers.
3. Güler Ç., Akın A.(2015). Halk Sağlığı Temel Bilgiler, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları.
4. Gözüm S. (2016) Okul Dönemindeki Çocukların Sağlığının Geliştirilmesi, Hemşireler ve Okul Sağlık Ofisi İçin Okul Toplumunun Sağlığı, Vize Basın Yayın, Ankara

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process. X
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge. X
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses. X
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies. X
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management. X
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle. X
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process. X
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role. X
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility X
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner. X
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development. X
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 14 14
Total Workload 100