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Community Health Nursing

Course Code: 1000239                 College: HOPE School of Nursing

Semester: fall                       Intended Students: The fourth year students

Credits: Didactic 2 Clinical 4      Instructor: Luo Dan (China)

Course Content:

Course Objectives

•     Maintain a safe and effective care environment and professional behaviors.

•     Apply evidence-based practice into community health nursing. 

•     Identify the roles of the community health nurse.

•     Discuss key concepts and relevance to community health nursing focused on individual/family/population, community health nursing practice of environmental and global/international health.

•     Implement the nursing process for a selected community.

•     Conduct a health promotion project in community.

Course Content

Didactic

 

Content

Credit hours

Chinese public system and policy

2

Introduction of community nursing

2

Practical skills in community nursing

3

Community assessment

3

Community diagnosis and planning

3

Health education practice

5

Community nursing intervention

3

Family-centered nursing

6

Nursing for population

6

Implementation and evaluation of community health promotion program

3

 

Clinical

  • Health education
  • Health promotion program
  • Assigned Community Nursing Work

Teaching Strategies:

      Didactic:     Lecture, case studies, group activities, web-based activities and discussion ,Question and Answer

      Clinical:Clinical experiences as assigned, clinical conferences, readings, Practices.

Course Evaluation:

Didactic Grade

       Quiz #1                                    30%                    

       Quiz #2                                    30%

    Post-test                     20%

       Article Critique             10%

    Attendance & Performance      10%

Total                                        100%

Grading of clinical practice

Clinical log                                   15%

Group community health project                   50%

Group Health Education Project                   30%

Attendance                                    5%   

Total                                         100%

Textbook:

Maurer, F. & Smith, C. (2009) Community/Public health nursing practice: Health for populations and communities. 4th. Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.

List of Recommended References:

Nies, M. & McEwen, M. (2006) Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations, 4th ed. Saunders.

Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (2008) Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community (7th ed). Mosby .

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