NURS 4497 - Community Health Nursing


This course is designed to examine the concepts and principles of community and population health nursing. The course will provide an overview of health issues that transcend borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture. Emphasis is placed on roles, levels of prevention, principles of epidemiology, public health policy, and disaster preparedness.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the historical and current status of the health care delivery system with a focus on community health nursing practice.
  • Differentiate between Public Health and Community Health, and the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in the community setting and in the public health settings.
  • Analyze epidemiological data and evidence-based practice guidelines in community health.
  • Explore the sociodemographic determinants of health and cultural diversity as they impact community health.
  • Evaluate resources that transcend borders for health promotion, intervention, disease prevention, and coordination of care among populations across the lifespan.
  • Examine the influence of public health policy and healthcare reform in the care of populations within the community.
  • Identify environmental safety initiatives and emergency preparedness considerations in community and public health settings.

Credit Hours


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