Health Assessment And Promotion For Vulnerable Population – nur440 (3 credits)

This course is designed to assist professional nurses in developing interviewing skills, refinement of a health assessment, and preventative health interventions when working with diverse and vulnerable populations. The importance of therapeutic communication in performing a health assessment is emphasized.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Programs and Practices of Health Promotion

  • Discuss therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Describe collaboration among support personnel to meet the needs of various populations.
  • Provide examples of population advocacy in health care.
  • Identify barriers to health care for vulnerable populations.

Wellness Interventions

  • Identify available resources using data from organizations and systems.
  • Describe client health expectations.
  • Identify barriers to understanding vulnerable populations.
  • Discuss the nurse's role in meeting the needs of various populations.

Assessment Process

  • Describe demographics of a selected vulnerable population.
  • Identify transcultural considerations in assessment.
  • Choose an appropriate assessment tool based on a given population.

Cultural Competence, Resilience and Advocacy

  • Describe strategies to ensure culturally competent programs.
  • Identify desired outcomes of health promotion interventions.
  • Examine goals of Healthy People 2020, as related to vulnerable populations.

Vulnerable Populations

  • Compare definitions, nursing theories, and models, as applied to vulnerable populations.
  • Describe the characteristics of vulnerable populations.
  • Recognize personal and cultural attitudes and behaviors toward vulnerable populations.

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