4250 - Community Health Nursing
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this
the student will be able to:
- Define the
practice of community health nursing.
- Utilize a
holistic approach in applying the nursing process to the
- 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
- Analyze the
health of a community based on data from a community assessment.
appropriate primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies in
with populations at risk.
- Describe basic
- Summarize health
policy and legislation.
- Analyze ethical
issues affecting global health.
- Utilize research
findings in the discussion of community health nursing.
Association. (2001). Publication manual of the
American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC:
Anderson, E. T., &
J. (2008). Community as partner: Theory and
practice in nursing (5th
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams-Wilkins.
Assigned reading handouts
and readings on E-Reserves
CONTENT: This course is designed to include the following areas
which have been designated by the faculty as
essential course content:
- Community as Client
- Community Health
Nursing - Definition, Focus, Process & Roles
Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning and Intervention
- Influences on
Community Health - Culture, Socioeconomic status, Environment,
- Ethical issues
- Health Care System
- Health Policy,
Politics, Legislation, and Public Health
- Research in
Community Health Nursing
written assignments, audiovisuals, class participation, class
presentation, reading assignments, small group activities, guest
speakers, community assessment, clinical activities.
Clinical in Community
Health Nursing consists of 32 hours. The time in this clinical
experience is divided between an assessment of a community of your
choice and time spent in community agencies.
The final grade for the
course will be determined as follows:
Class Attendance & Active
Personal Reactions to assigned
Community Health Problem/ Aggregate at Risk
dates for written work are identified on the Course Calendar and
presentation dates will be assigned. Unless arranged prior to the due
date, late work will not be accepted and will result in a grade of zero
for that assignment. Approved extensions will have points
deducted based on the number of days past the due date.
70-76 (requires repeat of course)
* Plus and
will be assigned