425 Promoting Healthy Communities for the RN– 5 credit hours

Prerequisite: RN Students Only. Completion of Health Assessment and Concepts of Professional Nursing for the RN; or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.

Description: This course integrates professional nursing, biophysical and psychosocial concepts for care of people in the community. The concepts of health promotion, safety, health care systems, immunity, infection, and oxygenation, as related to populations, will be explored and applied. Emphasis is on the leadership roles of the nurse in managing the care of individuals, families, groups, and populations. Emphasis is on the nursing process in assisting patients of various ages, wellness states, and cultures to reach optimal health by facilitating adaptation of physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being of populations.

Note: For those RNs wishing to meet this course requirement with a portfolio, one year of community clinical experience (minimum of 1000 hours) is required.