This course studies community and public health nursing. Emphasis is on health promotion and maintenance of individuals, families, communities, and populations through application of the nursing process. Historical development and nursing theories of community health, epidemiology, health care policy, specific aggregate groups and health problems, vulnerable populations, and community health care settings will be discussed. Diverse roles of the community and public health nurse are examined. Clinical practicum experiences will occur in traditional and non-traditional community health care settings. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS440 is a 3 credit course.