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NURS 424 Clinical Management of Population Health

Course Description: This course for students in the accelerated program takes an evidence-based approach to population health in the global environment. Public health nursing issues, health disparities and the determinants of health are explored in relation to risk assessment/reduction. Epidemiologic principles are employed in a community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in selected practicum locations. Students partner with community based organizations and collaborate with clients and staff to develop coalitions for health. They apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management strategies for individuals, families, and populations. Cultural competency is honed working with diverse clients from across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

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Corequisite

NURS 426, NURS 428