Community Health Nursing for the Practicing RN


Examination of the theoretical bases of community nursing, community health issues, and the role of nursing in providing care to individuals, families, and aggregates in the community. The role of health promotion and prevention teaching for individuals, families and the community is addressed. Emphasis on the development of environmental awareness and its relationship to health, group perspective, and associated nursing interventions. Topics include epidemiology, health policy, community resources, and the nursing process as related to community health issues (e.g., program planning, family health, public health, and home care). Independent practice experiences include 30 hours of direct and/or indirect community-based learning activities. Written and oral communication skills receive intensive emphasis. (Cultural Diversity)

4 Credits: 4 Lecture