Prepares the nursing student to promote health and provide care for the community and aggregate, with a special emphasis upon vulnerable populations as the focus of service. The student should gain the ability to identify strategies to promote health of families, groups, and populations in the community. The course uses Healthy People 2020 objectives and leading health indicators that reflect the major national health concerns. Principles of epidemiology, demography, environmental sciences, community organization, and health care political, economic, and 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. Special emphasis will be placed upon implementation strategies designed to promote the health of populations, guide populations to reduce identified health risks and to shape health policy.
Monday, April 3, 2017 to Tuesday, September 12, 2017