J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2016 Jun;27(2):183-192. 10.12799/jkachn.2016.27.2.183.

Direction of the Community Health Nursing Practice Education Focusing on the Nursing Education Accreditation Criteria

  • 1Department of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chungwoon University, Hongseong, Korea. chinyr@chungwoon.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Nursing, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea.
  • 4Department of Nursing, Sunmoon University, Asan, Korea.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Chungcheong University, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 6Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 7Department of Nursing, Sangmyung University, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 8College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea.
  • 9College of Nursing Daejeon institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 10Department of Nursing, Korea National University of Transportation, Jeungpyeong, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to seek the direction of community health nursing practice education focus on the nursing education accreditation criteria.
We collected data through e-mail survey to all of 202 Korean nursing baccalaureate education institute in April, 2016. The 93 professors teaching community health nursing was responded about their affiliated institute (response rate 46.0%).
The Korean nursing graduates in Feb. 2016 was practiced 3.01 credits, 131.6 hours in community health nursing course. Community health nursing practice agency was public health center (98.9%), Public health center post (43.0%), Public health center branch (32.3%) in order. The possibility to achieve the course objectives up to national examination was recognised Public health center (3.4), Public health center post (3.3), Public health center branch and school (3.2) from 5 score likert scale. A lot of nursing education institute have difficulty in clinical placement in community health nursing practice agency that meet eligibility of preceptor and space gaining for only nursing students.
The nursing education accreditation criteria in 3rd cycle have to be considered real community health nursing practice situation and newly emerging community health nursing fields.


Community health nursing; Nursing education; Accreditation; Standards; Public health practice
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