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Adult and Continuing Education | Family Practice Nursing | Health and Physical Education | Nursing | Online and Distance Education


This article describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a family assessment activity that was designed for a transition course in an RN-BSN program. The family assessment activity emphasized diversity and health promotion as key curricular concepts highlighted through the use of constructivist teaching strategies in the online classroom. The activity was developed and implemented by utilizing the Family Health Systems (FHS) approach to family assessment and Healthy People 2020 as a framework for family health promotion. The activity was evaluated through faculty observation and student feedback which is discussed in the article.

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This article is the author-created version that incorporates referee comments. It is the accepted-for-publication version. The content of this version may be identical to the published version (the version of record) save for value-added elements provided by the publisher (e.g., copy editing, layout changes, or branding consistent with the rest of the publication).


This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: "Evaluating an Online Family Assessment Activity: A Focus on Diversity and Health Promotion," by Paul Smith and Melissa Jones, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/nuf.12139. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

Original Citation

Paul Smith & Melissa Jones
Evaluating an online family assessment activity: A focus on diversity and health promotion.
Nursing Forum, 2016, volume 51, issue 3, pages 204-210

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