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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Nursing (NURS)

NURS 415 (US;IL) Community and Family Health Nursing (4) Therapeutic nursing care and health promotion concepts to families, groups and populations in the community.

NURS 415 Community and Family Health Nursing--Concepts and Applications (4)

NURS 415 US;IL focuses on nursing care of clients in the community and the family. This course allows students to work independently providing and improving health care of population groups within a diverse society. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to synthesize knowledge from nursing, public health, family, and community theory as a foundation for culturally congruent community health nursing practice; utilize the nursing process and principles of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention that are culturally appropriate in the care of community based clients who differ in terms of age, developmental stage, health beliefs values and practices; demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary for collaboration with and among culturally diverse consumers, community agencies, health professionals, and health related resources in the community; demonstrate the management and safety of client, family, and community care through appropriate use of concepts of leadership, case management, and group process; demonstrate understanding of epidemiological methods in gathering, analyzing, and utilizing data and be able to apply to diverse populations in the community; use coherent comprehensive, culturally sensitive and age appropriate communication in oral and written form; analyze biostatistical/epidemiological data and nursing evidence-based research findings to improve/enhance the delivery of nursing care to diverse populations in the community; identify recommended health screenings and immunizations and health promotional strategies throughout the life span; analyze the impact of culture as a significant influence on the health perceptions, interpretations, and behaviors of diverse groups; demonstrate the ability to perform comprehensive and risk assessments, to make critical decisions, and to take appropriate nursing actions in the area of community health; demonstrates the ability to practice the principles of health and safety in a caring manner to maximize client care outcomes across the lifespan.
Teaching strategies include lecture, audiovisuals, student presentations, discussion, clinical experiences, guest speakers, laboratory simulation and clinical experiences in varied clinical settings where the students are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of families within the context of a community. Students have the opportunity to analyze the impact of culture on health perceptions, interpretations, and behaviors of diverse groups. The course is offered fall and spring semester of the senior year with approximately 120 students (60 at UP and 60 at HMC enrolled in clinical sections limited to 10 students per section.

General Education: None
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: NURS 305
Concurrent: NURS 350

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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