This experiential learning course prepares nursing students to promote health and provide care for individuals, families, and groups, and populations in the community, with a special emphasis upon vulnerable populations. Principles of epidemiology, demography, environmental sciences, community organization, and health care political, economic, legal influences are integrated with nursing concepts and principles to provide the basis for community nursing practice. Community and aggregate strengths and risks are identified through community health nursing process. Students will implement strategies designed to promote the health of populations, guide populations to reduce identified health risks, and to shape health policy consistent with ANA Scope and Standards of Public Health Nursing Practice (2007) and AACN (2008) The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.
Exp Learn:Com Health Nursing
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Friday, January 27, 2017