NSG 403 Functional Health Patterns in Populations, 4 credits

This course builds upon previous knowledge and skills from nursing and the basic and social sciences and explores alterations in functional health patterns, including self-perception, self-concept; sexuality-reproductive; coping-stress tolerance; health perception-health management, value-belief; cognitive-perceptual, and role relationship. Theoretical, scientific, and humanistic principles are used to achieve positive health outcomes for individuals, families, aggregates, communities, and populations. Emphasis is placed on population-centered health care in the community. The values of public health nursing concepts are embedded within the implementation of community-oriented nursing practice. In the clinical component of the course, nursing practice takes place in a variety of public settings. Perspectives in global health care are considered in relation to a population-based approach and its major health problems and burdens of disease. Students examine the application of current research evidence, principles of pharmacology, as well as legal and ethical issues influencing the planning and delivery of health care to individuals, families, aggregates, communities, and populations. The role of the nurse as community leader is emphasized. (2 credits lecture and 2 credits clinical)

Prerequisites: NSG 401, NSG 402; Co-requisite NSG 404