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Running head: IDNA INFLUENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH The Influence of Instructive District Nursing Associations of Massachusetts ¶ in the Expansion of Public Health Nursing Education and Scope of Practice, 1910-1920 Mary E. Creed Thomas Edison State College Date spelled out 1
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IDNA INFLUENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH Abstract (Level 1 header, bolded) This paper examines the extent to which t T he Instructive District Nursing Associations (IDNA) of Massachusetts influenced the education and scope of practice of public health nursing during the period of from 1910-1920. During this period the scope of practice for the IDNA nurses increased to include prenatal care, mental hygiene, industrial nursing, Tuberculosis nursing, industrial nursing and medical social services. and a A lthough it is clear that much was achieved, it is also apparent that as the scope of practice increased so did the need for post-graduate education of the nurses of the IDNA.(good!) In response to this increasing demand for qualified nurses, the IDNA of ____ began to offer post-graduate education courses in public health nursing. (n = 112) Mar, the abstract summarizes your method and findings. You tell us what you found, don ’t talk about your paper. 2
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IDNA INFLUENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH Introduction The late 19 th and early 20 th centuries saw a significant influx of immigrants. Public health nurses were utilized to teach these immigrants about health, hygiene and the American way. These phenomena led to an increased autonomy in public health nursing, as well as, the need for post-graduate education in this growing field. The Instructive District Nursing Associations (IDNA) of Massachusetts became leaders in the expansion of public health nursing education and scope of practice. Public health education of immigrants and poor, combined with bedside care in the patients’ homes were the cornerstone of the IDNA beginning with its inception in Massachusetts in 1886 (“ Newton Visiting Nurses Association,” n.d.). District nursing did not originate in Massachusetts but originated in early history with untrained men and women administering care to the ill. England utilized district nurses in the 1800’s; I n the late 1800’s Miss Lillian Wald (we do not use credentials in APA format) and Miss Mary Brewster began the Henry Street Settlement Houses and developed into district and public health nursing in America. (delete extra spacing) District nursing associations in Massachusetts were coined Instructive District Nursing Associations to emphasize the instruction supplied to families to assist them to care for the sick in their homes and to prevent illnesses from occurring. This instruction allows the family to continue the care when the nurse leaves and promotes healthier future generations. District nurses deal with (find another term; remember your paper is written in past tense, you are not writing a history paper about today) poor families living and working in unsanitary conditions who are undernourished and succumb easily to illness and
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2011 for the course NUR 441 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '10 term at Thomas Edison State.

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