This course provides the foundation for developing and using theory-based practice in the health promotion of population aggregates and communities. Based on community and public health nursing standards and nursing conceptual frameworks, students learn skills to address populations at risk. Utilizing the epidemiological model, students identify levels of prevention and apply health promotion strategies to community health problems. Current social and economic issues are explored. Journaling and group activities facilitate the exploration of social responsibility as a professional value. Five weeks provide the framework for the development of skills for community-focused practice.
Identify the relevance of primary health care in the achievement of the major goals and aims for world health.
Compare and contrast primary care and primary health care.
Compare and contrast clinical nursing roles in community and population-focused practice.
Discuss the interface between family and community and public health nursing practice.
Identify the concept of community as the client.
Ethics and Values
Formulate a personal statement of one significant social change that is needed to promote healthier communities.
Identify ethical constructs in community and public health nursing practice.
Examine social responsibility as a professional value for community and public health nursing practice.
Aggregates and Vulnerable Populations at Risk
Identify the impacts of cultural and minority status on health.
Identify community and public health nursing roles in assessing, planning, and implementing care for selected vulnerable populations at both the community and policy level.
Define vulnerability and relate this concept to a selected population group.
Epidemiology and Communicable Disease
Describe primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions related to potential and actual threats to environmental health.
Integrate levels of prevention and community and public health nursing roles as applied to a selected epidemiological problem.
Apply the epidemiological process to a population-focused problem.
Identify primary and secondary data sources for epidemiological and surveillance activities.
Define epidemiology and surveillance and discuss the functions and elements of each.
Conceptual Framework for Community and Public Health Nursing Practice
Analyze how different theoretical frameworks can be utilized in the community setting.
Examine health, health promotion, and community as major concepts in a framework for community and public health nursing practice.
Identify the American Nurse's Association professional standards for community health nursing.
Examine teaching and learning theories in the development of a community health education program.
Describe the development of education as a component of community health nursing.
Social and Economic Influences on Health Care Delivery
Examine the financing of health care with respect to current health care trends.
Explain why effective community and public health nursing managers, leaders, and consultants are needed in today's health care environment.
Discuss various quality improvements as a means to meet societal demands for an efficient and effective health care system.
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