Nu421 Community and Public Health Nursing 4 credits
(Pre-Licensure BSN Track)

Students in this course will identify nursing’s role in promoting population health. Students will develop skills and knowledge to assess population level determinants of health and will utilize public health benchmarks and appraisal of efficacy of interventions to design public health interventions. In community clinical setting, students will engage both population health concepts as well as best practices in direct care in community settings health and will focus on family and other environmental systems. Particular focus will be placed on developing assessment skills, compassion and expression of caring through understanding of lived experience of health and illness in the community. Students will gain exposure to diverse nursing roles in community settings, will explore realms of intervention in nursing care in the community and will relate community health concepts to nursing professional ethics and concept of nurse citizen. Students will develop knowledge, skills and disposition to work with others who serve communities and to engage health policy work to serve communities. The concepts of environment, systems, and upstream nursing theory will be integrated into course content. (45 hours of clinical) Prerequisites: All Nu courses through the semester seven.

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