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NURS 656 Nursing in the Community

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 learn concepts related to providing holistic population based care with diverse individuals and communities.
3 Graduate credits

Effective August 15, 2013 to December 10, 2023

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze the origins, scope and focus of community and public health nursing.
  • Develop clinical decision-making strategies for planning holistic care with families facing transitions or chronic health conditions.
  • Evaluate the scope, impact and possible solutions of contemporary public health problems as they relate to families and aggregates within a community setting.
  • Examine family coping strategies and barriers to family stress management within a community setting.
  • Synthesize broad ecological, global and social determinants of health and principles of epidemiology to design and deliver evidence-based, culturally relevant prevention interventions and strategies in families and populations.