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NURS422 - Community Health II

Course Details

Course Code: NURS422 Course ID: 4842 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. In this course, the student will focus on the community as client with an emphasis on specific vulnerable populations and related topics such as; substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, women and men’s issues and environmental health. The student will gain knowledge of under-served populations as well as how communities are affected by culture diversity and natural and man-made disasters. Clinical experiences will allow for the implementation of a teaching project for a designated vulnerable population. The student will complete the clinical teaching project that began in NURS421. 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. If at all possible, the student should have the same mentor for 421 and 422. (Prerequisite: NURS421)


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. Evaluate your community’s overall public health status. (PO 5, PO 7)
  2. Analyze your community’s ability to meet Healthy People 2020 goals. (PO 7, PO 8)
  3. Explore the leadership roles of nurses in community health nursing. (PO 1, PO 6, PO 9)
  4. Analyze the impact of community health issues related to current healthcare policy. (PO 7)
  5. Examine the ethical and professional responsibilities of the community health nurse in providing care for vulnerable populations. (PO 8)
  6. Explore the specific nursing roles addressing health disparities in communities. (PO 2, PO 9)
  7. Evaluate your community’s ability to respond to a natural or man-made disaster. (PO 1, PO 2)
  8. Implement a teaching project for a vulnerable population within your community (PO1, PO 2, PO 3, PO 4, PO 5, PO 6, PO 7, PO 8 PO 9)

Module Learning Objectives are located within the course.

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


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 10 graded discussions. Two of these are Reflection discussions, and you will be graded on completion of the reflection questions, not on the content.


  • 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 to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations, 6th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Unit Cost:$107.66

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.