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NURS 418. Health Care of Populations

Credits: 6
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Synthesis of nursing and public health theory to promote and protect the health of populations through systematic assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Majors only. Online only.
Prerequisites: NURS 414, NURS 415, NURS 417
Corequisites: NURS 428
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply public health principles, theory and research-based knowledge into professional nursing practice.
2. Practice as a leader in a culturally diverse, rapidly changing, global society, and engage in professional development.
3. Utilize critical thinking in the provision of holistic, evidenced-based public health practice including integrative health that is culturally and ethnically sensitive and addresses the needs of the individuals, families, groups, and communities.
4. Integrate knowledge and skills in information management and technology in providing nursing care for individuals, communities and populations.
5. Examine health care policy including regulatory environments and be able to influence population health.
6. Contribute to improvements in individual and population health though health promotion and disease prevention to urban, rural and/or underserved communities.
7. Collaborate and communicate effectively with representatives of diverse population groups and other interprofessional teams in designing, providing and promoting the health of populations.
8. Integrate professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice into a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

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