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Wisconsin Linking Education and Practice for Excellence in Public Health Nursing, a grant (DHHS/HRSA D11HP07731) obtained by Dr. Zahner at U.W. Madison is responsible for helping to form academic and practice collaboratives throughout the state. It was through this grant and the efforts of the LEAP Academic Practice Liaison Judith Hansen, this project was made possible.  

In the collaborative spirit of public health nursing, representatives from all public health departments and  community/public health nursing faculty are working to improve links between public health and academia, and improve the preparation and continuing education of public health nurses in the state to increase knowledge and skills in providing population based, culturally competent public health nursing services.

The original website (a wiki) arose out of the Northeast Collaborative NEWLEAP which included academic and practice partners.  The actual website was created by U.W. Oshkosh College of Nursing through the efforts Jill Collier, campus instructional media support, Brian Ledwell along with Judith Hansen, Wisconsin Linking Education and Practice Liaison. Edits, review and feedback were provided by the NEWLEAP collaborative with special acknowledgment practice partner Mary Jo Turner, PHN Coordinator at Winnebago County Department of Public Health. 

The Student Project Database was included in the grant renewal and is now a part of the state wide grant.

Continuation: Statewide Workgroup

The site development originally started with the NEW LEAP collaborative and then was transferred to the statewide work group. The following are members of the statewide workgroup:

Workgroup Members: Jill Collier, UW-Oshkosh; Marina DePablo, LEAP; Kathy German-Olson, UW-Eau
Claire; Pat Grove, Walworth Co; Pam Guthman, LEAP; Judith M. Hansen, LEAP; Marilyn Haynes-Brokopp, LEAP; Becky Hovarter, DHS; Traci Lien, La Crosse Co; Sue Lindberg, Saint Croix Co; Tracy Mrochek, LEAP; NEWLEAP Regional Learning Collaborative; Rosanne Schulz, UW-Madison Western Campus; Rita Simon, Shawano School District; Susan Timm, Pierce Co; Mary Jo Turner, Winnebago Co; Chris Vandenhouten, UW-Green Bay; Tracy Wilson,UW-Madison Graduate Student; Susan Zahner, LEAP


Purpose and Objectives

Maintain a repository of community health nursing student projects to provide quality educational experiences & useful products for the benefit of students, faculty, preceptors and agencies.


  1. Develop & refine a repository that best serves to collect, store & share nursing student projects in community health based upon the Quad Council Competencies.

  2. Increase awareness and incorporate use of the Quad Council Competencies among students and practicing public health nurses.

  3. Evaluate and expand student projects to be inclusive of all public health nursing competencies and interventions.   

Important Information

Please remember that this is a public database. EDITS by the administrator should be expected in order to make this a useful tool. Edits may be made by the administrator to improve the readability and format of the content of the page.  If disputes evolve regarding the content of a post, the posting will be removed. Please do not get attached to your post in its current form as these edits should be considered routine this format.  This is all to make the page a useful tool rather than a place where everything stays the same.



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by Brian Ledwell last modified Apr 14, 2011 09:01 AM