This course focuses on the role of the nurse in the evaluation of current public health issues and population-focused health care delivery. Key public health concepts and frameworks will be examined from an evidenced based perspective. Principles of social justice and public health policy will be discussed as they interrelate with a variety of populations, with an emphasis on specific needs of rural communities. A forty-five hour preceptor guided community health immersion experience will provide an opportunity for the student to utilize the public health nursing model to participate in community assessment, identify resources, plan, execute and evaluate a primary health prevention/promotion project.
Clinical Liability - $15 per semester