NURS 4516 Nursing in the Community

A clinical nursing course designed to provide students with learning opportunities related to providing nursing care to individuals, families and populations in a community setting. Populations considered in this course may include any client across the lifespan. Concepts/processes emphasized are community and population based care, global health perspectives, epidemiology, communicable diseases, vulnerable populations, health promotion and health teaching and collaboration. Emphasis is also placed on diverse nursing roles in the community setting. Additionally, research findings pertinent to the care of these groups of clients are considered. Students are provided with learning experiences to develop nursing roles and skills based on professional standards and values that are appropriate to meeting health needs of clients/families/communities.