NSG411A Community Health Framework Practicum

Course Description

This course is part two of a series of three courses for community health nursing practicum. The student will focus on various theories, models and frameworks that are utilized in designing, planning and implementing health promotion within the community and population. This course will explore key issues related to public and global health relevant to professional nursing practice. Through the use of epidemiology methods, students will track the natural history of a disease and identify its frequency, distribution, and cause.The community/public health clinical practicum experience focuses on nursing's role in promoting and protecting the health of populations in accordance with The American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Public Health Nursing Practice (2007). Completion of this course partially fulfills the California Board of Nursing requirements for certification as a Public Health Nurse (Business and Professions Code of California, Section 2816-2819). Grading is satisfactory (s) or unsatisfactory (u) only. Students must be enrolled concurrently in nursing 411, Community Health Framework.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of nursing in a community/public health setting.
  • Demonstrate nursing assessment and intervention skills with individuals, families, groups, and other aggregates in the community.
  • Complete a population-based assessment, which includes comprehensive data pertinent to the health status of the community including policy, regulations, and legal and ethical standards.
  • Identify and prioritize population diagnoses and health outcomes.
  • Develop a plan that reflects evidence-based best practices to promote health in the community.
  • Participates effectively in activities that facilitate community involvement.