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NURS 459

Population Based Care

7 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 17, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course prepares students in the practice of community and public health nursing. Students synthesize knowledge from nursing, public health and the social sciences to provide holistic care with community as client. Emphasis is on prevalent population-based health issues.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admitted to the MANE-BSN program. Corequisites: NURS 446 AND NURS 464.

Learning outcomes


  • Integrate social, economic, environmental, cultural and political analytic assessments in population-based nursing practice.
  • Apply evidence-based findings, theories, and conceptual models to public health interventions in population-based nursing practice.
  • Integrate epidemiologic concepts into population health practice.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions on the health status of populations at risk.
  • Demonstrate clinical judgment and decision making skills in disaster, mass casualty, and/or other emergency situations.
  • Advocate for social justice, including a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations and the elimination of health disparities.