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Geo-spatial Informatics in International Public Health Nursing Education.

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University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, United States.
University of Auckland, School of Nursing, Auckland, New Zealand.
University of Minnesota, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, Minneapolis, United States.


This poster describes results of an undergraduate nursing informatics experience. Students applied geo-spatial methods to community assessments in two urban regions of New Zealand and the United States. Students used the Omaha System standardized language to code their observations during a brief community assessment activity and entered their data into a mapping program developed in Esri ArcGIS Online, a geographic information system. Results will be displayed in tables and maps to allow comparison among the communities. The next generation of nurses can employ geo-spatial informatics methods to contribute to innovative community assessment, planning and policy development.

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