NUR 356 - Population Health

5 credits ( 3.5 didactic hours )

Prerequisite:

Permission of instructor required for other than matriculated RN/BS and RN/BS/MS students

Description:

The course uses a synthesis of public health theory, epidemiology, theories of health promotion, and nursing theory to enable students to identify health concerns and promote health and wellness in selected communities, while emphasizing diversity. The impact of current practices, policies, and laws on community health will be addressed. Issues in population health over the lifespan will be explored, such as environmental health, emerging infectious diseases, vulnerable populations, chronic illness, and global health care. Acquiring and analyzing data for health promotion and disease prevention will be included. Students will participate in supervised experiential learning. Development of a health promotion or disease prevention project with a healthcare agency, focusing on a vulnerable population, will be the summative project of the course.

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