Clinical Integration:partnership In Community Practice –


(3 credits)

This course focuses on the utilization of theory-based practice to promote the care of population aggregates and communities. Students complete 45 hours of practicum, which provides experiences with aggregates in a variety of settings in order to develop the professional roles of caregiver, teacher, and manager of care. Through the clinical practicum, the student develops beginning skills in community education, coalition building, community assessment, and the use of computerized databases. Violence as a health care problem and health care financing are examined as examples of current issues affecting communities. Social responsibility as a professional value is also covered. Clinical integration and application of theories introduced in the community course are the frameworks for this course.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Economics of Disease Prevention

  • Compare and contrast the financial expenditures related to the three levels of prevention.
  • Evaluate the impact of national health care reform, financing, and direct service delivery in the community health setting.

Health Care System Delivery

  • Identify evaluation methods and techniques in community health delivery systems.
  • Examine the American worker and school-aged children as population aggregates.
  • Describe factors that impact the problem of violence in American communities.

Community Partnerships and Coalition for Health

  • Evaluate community health partnership strategies.
  • Identify the role of coalitions and community planning groups in community partnerships.
  • Identify the community resources in the local, state, national, and international levels.

Community Health Education

  • Design, implement, and evaluate a health education program to promote the health of an aggregate.
  • Evaluate the health of a community aggregate and determine what health education the aggregate needs.

Community Assessment

  • Apply Orem's Self-Care Theory to community health nursing practice.
  • Identify the impact of community partnerships on the health of the community.
  • Identify community assessment evaluation methods and techniques.
  • Differentiate between community, community health, community as client, and partnerships.

Community Intervention and Evaluation

  • Document and analyze clinical practicum experiences, including self-growth in the professional roles of caregiver, teacher, and manager of care in community health nursing.
  • Identify opportunities for community health research from community assessment findings.
  • Evaluate the role of community assessment in addressing the health care needs of communities and population aggregates.

Public Policy Development

  • Evaluate the role of the community nurse as a partner in public policy development.

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