NUR 356 - Population Health
5 credits ( 3.5 didactic hours / 1.5 clinical hours )
Permission of instructor required for other than matriculated RN/BS and RN/BS/MS students
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. How to acquire and analyze data for health promotion and disease prevention will be included. Online modules in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and a health promotion/disease prevention planning project with a vulnerable population are part of the course.