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Promoting Healthy Communities




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Course level: NUR Undergraduate

This course addresses the role of nursing in community and public health. Topics include theories and models of community and public health nursing, diversity, advocacy, family and community assessment, and health education. A key focus is evidence-based health promotion and preventive care of individuals, families, and communities.


  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

What you'll learn

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze theories and indicators of family and community health.
  • Analyze the community nurse’s role in promoting health and preventing or mitigating disease.
  • Examine detection, prevention, reporting, and treatment requirements relative to abuse and neglect.
  • Evaluate the community-based health care needs of vulnerable populations.
  • Compare and contrast the role of the community health nurse in various practice settings.
  • Examine the role of the community health nurse in emergency preparedness and disaster management.

Clinical Objectives

  • Assess the health needs and assets of the community and family.
  • Evaluate environmental factors influencing health within the community. 
  • Analyze national, state, and community initiatives in prevention, preparation, and response to disaster management.
  • Evaluate the community’s plan for management of mass casualties.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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