NURS 424 Health in the Community

5 credits

Immerses the registered nurse student in community-focused health care. 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. 45 hours of mentored clinical practice required. Restricted to RNBS majors.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 312, NURS 314, NURS 414, and NURS 415 Refer to the Course Requirements section of the RN/BS program description