Metropolitan State University

NURS 459 : Population Based Care

A. Course Description
Credits: 7
Prerequisites: NURS 406 Nursing Care of the Family AND
NURS 416 Epidemiology in Nursing AND
STAT 201 Statistics I  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/17/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Integrate social, economic, environmental, cultural and political analytic assessments in population-based nursing practice.
  2. Apply evidence-based findings, theories, and conceptual models to public health interventions in population-based nursing practice.
  3. Integrate epidemiologic concepts into population health practice.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions on the health status of populations at risk.
  5. Demonstrate clinical judgment and decision making skills in disaster, mass casualty, and/or other emergency situations.
  6. Advocate for social justice, including a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations and the elimination of health disparities.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: Admitted to the MANE-BSN program. Corequisites: NURS 446 AND NURS 464.