NURS 203: Preventative Community Health

Class Program
Credits 2
This course is composed of an overview of community-based nursing practice and the role of the nurse in health promotion for clients and families in their environment. The course will present basic epidemiology concepts, specific concerns related to communities, including environmental threats and cultural influences. The student will utilize teaching/learning principles to support health promotion and disease prevention for clients/families and communities. Preventative health will include concepts of family health, including women's health. Utilizing critical reasoning and the nursing process, the student will research, design and present a community-based project that promotes health within a community setting. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the first two semesters of the Associate in Applied Science Registered Nursing curriculum with a minimum of a "C" in each course that applies to the nursing curriculum. Corequisites: NURS 117, NURS 201 and NURS 202. (F)