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NURS 456P Community Health Nursing Practicum

This course focuses on the origins and trends in community and public health nursing, conceptual models for practice, and contemporary public health problems and issues. Students synthesize knowledge from nursing, public health and the social sciences to provide holistic care with community as client. Emphasis is on primary prevention, health promotion, and risk reduction, as well as prevalent population-based health issues; focusing on racism and inequities in delivery of health care within populations.


Special information

Prerequisites: NURS 307 and NURS 420. Co-requisite: NURS 456. Meeting dates: TBA. additional times and dates will be scheduled by faculty for a total of 60 clinical hours.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective January 13, 2003 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Apply research findings from nursing and public health in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating population-based care.
  • Deliver public health nursing interventions to selected client aggregates that are culturally congruent with client expectation and preferences.
  • Demonstrate communication skills that evidence unconditional acceptance, nurturance, support and facilitation when delivering nursing interventions to systems, communities, and individuals and families.
  • Demonstrate ethical, legal, and professional accountability in public health and community nursing practice.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Community Health Nursing Practicum Bredesen, Joyce Books for NURS-456P-01 Fall 2023 Course details for NURS-456P-01 Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Community Health Nursing Practicum Schoon, Pat Books for NURS-456P-01 Spring 2024 Course details for NURS-456P-01 Spring 2024