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MSN 515 Community Health Nursing (3 Credits)

This program teaches students about the roles and functions of community health nurses through the use of principles, theories and concepts. Topics included are therapeutic communication, group process theory as well as its application to practice. Emphasis is given to nursing processes and nursing roles necessary for the promotion of system stability and maximum functional status of individuals across the lifespan, families, groups, aggregates, and community.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Fully understand definitions, functions, history, ethics, legal issues and trends associated with community health nursing.
  • Learn how to use the nursing process to families, groups, aggregates and communities in different settings.
  • Critically apply concepts of community, community health, environmental health as well as epidemiology to community health nursing practice.
  • Understand how to use concepts of health teaching and health promotion in the nursing care of individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan.

Lecture Hours: 45 lecture hours

Prerequisite: none