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Community Health Nursing (NUR-471)

Semester: Fall 2024
Number: 0302-471-300
Instructor: Marilyn Klainberg
Days: Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise 210
Credits: 5

For majors only
Mandatory Co-Reqs: 0302-477, 0302-479, 0302-473 & 0302-476
Additional course fees are $425.00

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Jacqueline Brandwein for Fall 2020*
Jayne Oleary for Fall 2021*
Jayne Oleary for Fall 2023*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


A study of population focused nursing care. Students will explore the dynamics that exist within and between families and groups in the context of local, national and global communities. Skills in health promotion, early diagnosis, prompt treatment, care and rehabilitation will be emphasized.

Learning Goals:   Upon completion of this course, the student will:1. Assess the need for health services and resources for patients in the community setting.2. Evaluate quality indicators when caring for patients in communities.3. Plan nursing interventions aimed at improving quality of care in the community.4. Assess family, group and community functioning using systems theory.5. Interpret assessment data to identify health strengths and risks of individuals, groups, families, and communities.6. Identify high risk groups in the community and vulnerable populations with special needs or problems.7. Identify cultural patterns of aggregates adjusting to stressful situations and crises.8. Develop a plan of care for the family, group, and community within the context of the larger environment.9. Relate health statistics data to the diagnosis of the community health problems.10. Apply epidemiologic principles to specific health problems at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care.11. Apply principles of evidenced based practice within theory classes and clinical settings.12. Use information technology to communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team.13. Integrate information technology to design and manage care and support decision making.14. Apply principles of information technology to educate the client in support of primary prevention of illness and promotion of health.15. Demonstrate behavior consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and ANA Scope and Standards of Practice.16. Evaluate concepts of effective nursing leadership.17. Develop leadership skills necessary for professional nursing practice.18. Demonstrate professional behaviors that encompass ethical principles and standards of practice.19. Identify the roles and functions of nurses in health promotion and maintenance.20. Identify the importance of collaboration and cooperation in working with other professionals and organizations, both public and private to insure continuous and reliable care to the individual, family or community as client.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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