National University




NSG413A Population Based Nursing Lab

Lead Faculty: Dr. Rebecca Dahlen

Course Description

Application of concepts in clinical prevention, risk assessment, health promotion and population health to a community health problem. Students are required to implement a community health project and evaluate the results of the project during the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify an at risk community population based on current community health standards
  • Analyze the community needs within an identified at risk-population
  • Collaborate with health care/community professionals to develop an intervention plan that takes into account determinants of health, such as family development, multi-cultural challenges and barriers and other social variables, available resources and the scope of activities that contribute to health and disease prevention
  • Evaluate an emerging health policy issue through research within an identified at risk-population
  • Develop a sustainable plan researching current evidence-based practice to reduce risk and promote healthy lifestyles in a selected community/population
  • Practice appropriate clinical judgment and decision making skills in developing interventions for emergency preparedness in collaboration with other health care professionals.
  • Evaluate evidenced-based research results to influence the delivery of care, use of resources and to provide input into the development of interventions or promote policy change for health promotion or disease prevention in selected cultural, geographical and demographic populations.
  • Identify common types, typical injuries, risk factors and prevention of abuse for children, families, the elderly and vulnerable populations and practice communications with involved parties, including legal reporting.

Prerequisite

Corequisite