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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

NURS 440 - Strategies for Community Health Care

This course focuses on the application of the nursing process to a population or community group. Emphasis is placed on community assessment process and the development of nursing strategies to assist multi-problem families, considering health on a continuum, throughout the lifespan. Family systems theory, theories of adaptation and educational needs of various populations will be addressed. The clinical focus is on the development of a broader perspective of the nurse’s role in a variety of clinical and environmental settings. In addition, the nurse’s role on the community health team and an understanding of health care needs of different cultural groups will be studied. 

Prerequisites:
BIOL 203, NURS 301, 302, 352 and 353

Note:
3 hours lecture; 6 hours clinical

Credits: 5



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