NURS 4250: Nursing Leadership and Management
This course focuses on care of the community as client. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in addressing the preventive health needs of populations at risk. Current public health problems, epidemiology, trends in health care delivery, and community resources are examined. Students analyze the sociocultural, political, economic, ethical, and environmental factors that influence community and global health.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define the practice of community health nursing.
- Utilize a holistic approach in applying the nursing process to the community.
- Discuss the use of key health planning concepts in community health nursing practice.
- Examine the impact of culture, socioeconomic status, lifestyle, environment, and violence on the health of the community.
- Analyze the health of a community based on data from a community assessment.
- Identify appropriate primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies in working with populations at risk.
- Describe basic epidemiological concepts.
- Summarize the influence of health policy and legislation on community health.
- Analyze ethical issues affecting global health.
- Utilize research findings in the discussion of community health nursing.
Admission into the BSN program is required to take any nursing course. NURS 3400, 3410, 3420
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The course will be conducted entirely online. Students are expected to participate in all course activities as assigned by the instructor. Course activities may include lecture, discussion, written assignments, blog discussion, audiovisuals, class participation, class presentation, reading assignments, small group activities, community assessment, and clinical activities. However, individual instructors may incorporate other activities such as journals and group work into the course materials.
The course policies follow Webster University policies including online class policies. Non-participation in online discussions and activities will affect your grade. Remember plagiarism concerns are part of this online course and the University's overall academic dishonesty policies. Plagiarism is use of another's idea, opinion, publications, writings, information in one's own publication without proper credit to the original source of the idea, opinion, writing, or information. Please cite whenever appropriate. (see the Undergraduate College Academic Policies and Procedures)
The university is committed to high standards of academic honesty. Students will be held responsible for violations of these standards. Please refer to the university's academic honesty policies for a definition of academic dishonesty and potential disciplinary actions associated with it. These policies can be found online at: http://www.webster.edu/graduatecatalog/policies.shtml and in the Nursing Department Handbook http://www.webster.edu/depts/artsci/nursing/handbook.htm
Drops and Withdrawals
Please be aware that, should you choose to drop or withdraw from this course, the date on which you notify the university of your decision will determine the amount of tuition refund you receive. Please refer to the university policies on drops and withdrawals (published elsewhere) to find out what the deadlines are for dropping a course with a full refund and for withdrawing from a course with a partial refund. These policies can be found online at: http://www.webster.edu/graduatecatalog/policies.shtml
If you are registered as a student with a documented disability and are entitled to classroom or testing accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the instructor at the beginning of the course of the accommodations you will require in this class so that these can be provided. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations please contact the Academic Resource Center.
Every student is entitled to full participation in class without interruption, all students are expected participate in all online course activities. Disruption of the learning process or inconsiderate online behavior is not acceptable. Students are expected to treat the instructor and other students with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises. Students who engage in disruptive behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the course.
Student Assignments Retained
The College of Arts and Sciences will retain some random student assignments or projects for the purpose of academic assessment as it relates to student learning outcomes.
Note: This syllabus may be revised at any time at the discretion of the instructor and without prior notification or consent of the student.