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Community And Family Nursing

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This course provides the foundation for developing and utilizing theory-based practice for managing the continuum of care required for families. Based on Watson's Theory of Human Caring, the nursing process, and Evidence–Based Practice (EBP), the student develops the skills to provide family-centered outcomes. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize the dimensions of multicultural diversity within the community and how it affects the family. Students are required to successfully complete 45 clinical hours to pass the course. Clinical hours include immersive simulation learning.



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 Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Community Health Issues and Trends

    • Identify future trends in community health nursing.
    • Identify community and environmental issues that influence health.
    • Evaluate the role of the nurse as a partner in community health planning.
    • Explain the impact of current legislative, policy, and operational reforms on the community health setting.

    Theoretical Framework for Community and Family Nursing

    • Explain the relationship between Watson’s theory and community health nursing practice.

    Emergency Preparedness and Response

    • Describe the effects of disaster on people and their communities.
    • Describe the phases of disaster management.
    • Identify the roles and responsibilities of community partners in disaster management.

    Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Disease Prevention

    • Determine the steps in developing a health education program.
    • Identify the community health resources and tools available in the local, state, national, and international levels.
    • Develop educational materials to promote health, reduce risk, and prevent disease.

    Composition of Communities

    • Explain community assessment evaluation methods.
    • Identify the influence of community partnerships on the health of the community.
    • Describe the importance of cultural diversity in community assessments.

    Composition of Families

    • Evaluate the influence of family demographics on health.
    • Describe the indicators of potential and actual domestic abuse.
    • Summarize the legal mandates related to reporting abuse.
    • Identify nursing interventions used in potential or actual instances of abuse.
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