Managing Population Health – NURS 503

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course focuses on health behaviors of diverse populations and critical analysis of various theories of health promotion and clinical prevention. Health behaviors of different cultures and age groups are addressed, relevant nursing research on health promotion and clinical prevention are discussed, and new areas for nursing research are identified. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and environmental factors that impact health status. The importance of providing appropriate, individualized health care that is sensitive to the ethnic, racial, gender and age differences within and across diverse populations is stressed and the role of the advanced practice nurse is emphasized.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Personal lifestyles are known to have an impact on health status, and nurses can use their influence to change behaviors. The complex health care environment has created the need for individuals, health professionals, communities, government, and society to adopt health promotion and prevention strategies. Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the area of assessment, planning implementation, and evaluation are required to accomplish positive health promotion outcomes for families and communities.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze models of health promotion.
  2. Develop a health promotion program outline based on population health needs.
  3. Develop an initial plan for evaluating a health promotion program.
  4. Incorporate the biblical worldview into health planning.
  5. Examine considerations in addressing population health needs.
  6. Apply principles of health promotion and population health to a specific population.
  7. Examine quality and safety issues in planning for population health.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and videos

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

There will be 2 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words. Each thread and each reply must be supported with at least 2 citations in current APA format.

Healthy People 2020: Health Indicator Case Study

The student will review a case study and answer associated questions in current APA format.  The case study responses must  include 3–5 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Behavioral Economics PowerPoint

The student will write a 10-15 slide PowerPoint in current APA format that focuses on supports and barriers for successful behavior change. The PowerPoint must include 3–5 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Healthcare Quality and Safety Paper

The student will write a 5–7-page paper that discusses the tenets of healthcare quality and safety in current APA format. The paper must include at least 3–5 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Population Health Intervention Project

Outline

The student will write a 2–3-page alphanumeric or full-sentence outline that focuses on the elements of a health indicator intervention in current APA format. The outline must include at least 3–5 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Annotated Bibliography

The student will write an annotated bibliography of 8–10 sources selected for the Population Health Intervention Final Paper in current APA format.

Final Paper

The student will write a 10–15-page paper in current APA format that focuses on the essential elements of a health intervention. The paper must include 8–10 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.