This course focuses on the study of the role of the nurse addressing clients with special needs and vulnerable populations in the community. Evaluation of current public health issues, epidemiology, population-focused health care delivery, and available resources will be addressed. The course will also enable the student to participate with health prevention and promotion in a variety of settings. The course incorporates a guided preceptorship for a community health immersion experience. Students will research and present information on a service learning project.