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NURS421 - Community Health I

Course Details

Course Code: NURS421 Course ID: 4841 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. The course will begin with the history and theory of community health nursing and the influences of political and financial decisions. The course will provide an opportunity to investigate social, environmental, and economic issues and available community resources. Clinical experiences will allow for community assessment and planning for health education for vulnerable populations. This course includes a clinical project, which will be completed in NURS422. Students must arrange for a BSN-prepared project mentor prior to the start of this course. Formal mentor agreements will be signed during the first week of the course. (Prerequisite: NURS300)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The following objectives are aligned with the RN-BSN Program Outcomes (PO):

  1. Discuss the three Core Functions of Community Health Nursing: Assessment, Assurance, and Policy Development as well as the ten essential services. (PO 1, PO 7)
  2. Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of nurses and other members of the healthcare team to improve health outcomes of communities. (PO, 1, PO 2)
  3. Identify vulnerable populations with health disparities within your community. (PO 8)
  4. Investigate predictive factors that contribute to the overall health status of a community and its members. (PO 8)
  5. Determine infectious disease threats in your community and mechanisms that are in place to address the threats. (PO 5)
  6. Explore the health risks and concerns of vulnerable populations in communities. (PO 2, PO 5)
  7. Analyze the local, state, national, and global public health initiatives currently in place to improve the health of communities.(PO 7)
  8. Develop a proposal for a teaching plan addressing vulnerable populations in your community. (PO 3, PO 9)
  9. Discuss nationwide healthcare priorities identified in Healthy People 2020. (PO 3)

Module Learning Objectives are located within the course.

Baccalaureate Essentials covered in this course include I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/BaccEssentials08.pdf

Discussions

Please join the discussions each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Discussions are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussions and avoid copying and pasting from websites. In this class there are 13 graded discussions. Five of those discussion are Reflection discussions, and you will be graded on completion of the reflection questions, not on the content.

Guidelines:

  • Post the initial response to each discussions by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to more than 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the discussions.
  • All discussions can be accessed in the Discussions section of the course.
  • Respond to all questions posed to you in your initial post by instructor and/or peers.

An initial post must precede the response posts to peers. An initial post received after Wednesday 11:55 pm will receive a 10% deduction for each day, for 3 days, prior to discussions being graded. This means the highest grade possible for a late submission of 3 days, is 70%. However, response posts are due by Sunday 11:55 pm. If response posts are not submitted by this time, the discussion is over. Therefore, no points can be awarded for collaboration, and the highest grade possible for late submission past 3 days is 60%.

Tests/ Quizzes

There are no tests/quizzes in this course.

Written Assignments

There are 4 written assignments due throughout the course. All assignment instructions and grading rubrics are located in the Assignments area of MyClassroom. Assignments are due by 11:55 pm EST on the Sunday of the week they are assigned, or as indicated in the Assignments area.

Required Course Textbook:

All required readings and resources are available within MyClassroom.

Academic Writing Requirements:

The School of Health Sciences requires use of APA format and style and all students are encouraged to have a current copy of the APA Publication Manual. All written assignments are to be submitted in APA format style unless otherwise noted in the assignment directions.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
Book Title:Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations, 6th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780323188197
Author:Nies
Unit Cost:$107.66

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.