NURS 424 Health in the Community

3 credits

An intensive immersion in community-focused health care for the registered nurse student. The first portion of the course explores nursing care provided to groups within the community setting, based on nursing research and using the nursing process, community assessment, goal setting, and community planning. The second portion of the course includes concepts associated with epidemiology, informatics, economics, environmental health, health promotion, vulnerable populations, and global health. Theoretical concepts will be applied in a mentored clinical experience; the setting will be selected under the guidance of the faculty and will be one where public or community health concerns can be identified and where nursing roles are present. Learning activities will occur in the classroom setting, online, and through 30 hours of mentored clinical practice. Restricted to RNBS majors.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 312, NURS 314, NURS 415.