Public and Global Health Nursing

Public and Global Health Nursing
Theory for public health nursing; interventions and strategies targeting population-based care at multiple levels. In addition, theory and content of nursing in diverse populations in a global context emphasizing cultural competency skills.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCourses in Nursing Semester 3.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining NURS 403
Course Outcomes: 

Public Health

Examine and evaluate the function and practice of public health nursing

  • Describe the influence of policy, environment, social determinants, value systems, behavior, and culture on the health of defined populations (domestic and global).
  • Understand the basics of epidemiology and describe the value of epidemiology in public health nursing. Systematically apply the science of epidemiology to population-based nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of outbreak investigations.
  • Discuss health literacy and appropriate use of the principles to communicate health information to individuals, groups and populations.
  • Identify selected current public health issues such as health behaviors, communicable/ infectious diseases, environmental health, and bioterrorism and their implications for the health of populations.
  • Recognize, describe and apply the various roles in public health nursing. Systematically utilize the nursing process incorporating concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention with individuals, families, and communities.
  • Assimilate inter and intra-professional collaborative skills to deliver care of individuals, groups and populations.
  • Describe public health nursing intervention types, and individual, community or systems-focused intervention examples.

Population Based Nursing

Interpret and apply the key principles of population-based nursing in order to advocate and create change at the individual, community, and organizational level

  • Use population based assessment techniques and health indicator data to assess the health of a defined population.
  • Utilize the Public Health Interventions model in providing population-based public health nursing practice
  • Diagnose public health problems considering the information gathered in the population assessment
  • Utilize evidence based practices to guide health teaching and other public health nursing interventions consistent with accepted standards of professional practice and within legal and ethical standards
  • Collaborate with others to develop an intervention plan that takes into account the determinants of health, available resources and the range of activities that contribute to health and the prevention of illness, injury and premature death
  • Utilize evaluation in the public health nursing process
  • Apply the principles of social justice to population-based care
  • Use behavioral change techniques to promote health and manage illness
  • Examinesocial justice advocacy, including a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations and the elimination of health disparities.

Public and Global Health

Analyze the complex issues surrounding public and global health

  • Identify the critical determinants of global health
  • Define the concept of disease burden and the effect on population health
  • Recognize the influence of poverty as a determinant of health in domestic and global populations
  • Describe social justice and health equity
  • Describe the framework of SustainableDevelopment Goals for improving global health