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Community Nursing (BSN)
COM NURSING
CLASS CODE: NURS 449 CREDITS:  5
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This survey course uses the conceptual model to help the student explore the nursing process in community health nursing practice for the purpose of preventing disease and disability, and promoting, protecting, and maintaining a healthy community.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Collaborate with health care professionals and community members in the decision-making process relative to community health programs.

2. Initiate an influential role in planning, managing, and monitoring health care in a community setting.

3. Desing, coordinate, implement, and evaluate comprehensive teaching plans to include health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Create opportunities to involve families and groups in planning, decision making and evaluating community health care.

2. Assess the ability of individuals, families and grouups to participate in health care programs in the community.

3. Address differing family and community values in the plan of care.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnoses, planning, implementation, and evaluation through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Apply conceptual frameworks such as epidemiology, research, environmental health, and health education to community health nursing practice.

2. Develop a community-oriented nursing care plan.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001