Science of Community and Public Health Nursing
This course will focus on the role of the application of nursing science in the community from the individual, family and the population perspective recognizing the social determinants of health. Tools for community nursing assessment and diagnosis will be discussed. Principles of epidemiology and evidence based practice will be utilized in developing a plan of care. The impact of culture and health literacy in health education and communication will be explored. This course will cover the spectrum of community nursing including specialty practices such as community mental health; school health; home care; and palliative and end of life care.