Oct 01, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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NRSE 4540 - Community Health Nursing

Focuses on nursing care of aggregate systems within a community. Topics include community health nursing roles and basic concepts of community health. Addresses the implementation of population-focused care through the nursing process, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills. Includes the importance of health promotion, along with disease and injury prevention, throughout the lifespan and the assistance of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations to prepare for and minimize health consequences of emergencies, including mass casualty disasters.

Requisites: NRSE 4510 or concurrent. No ND9988.
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze evaluation results to influence the delivery of care, deployment of resources, and input into the development of policies to promote health and prevent disease.
  • Apply Healthy People goals and objectives to population-based problems.
  • Assess health/illness beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
  • Assess protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
  • Assess the health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness needs of a defined population.
  • Conduct a health history, including environmental exposure and a family history that recognizes genetic risks, to identify current and future health problems.
  • Examine evidence-based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral, and followup throughout the lifespan.
  • Explore collaboration with other healthcare professionals and patients to provide spiritually and culturally appropriate health promotion, and disease and injury prevention interventions.
  • Explore methods nurses can employ to affect political action on the health policies of their communities and nation.
  • Explore use of information and communication technologies in preventive care.
  • Utilize epidemiological methods to describe the state of a specific health problem of a community population.

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