Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Department of Nursing
Course Number: N475
Course Title: Community Health Nursing
Catalog Description: Focuses on the nursing roles and functions
of the community health nurse and maintaining/restoringhealth of
individuals, families and groups in a variety of situations and
This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2
This is a new course proposal ____. (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)
Department Contact Person for this course Patricia Hartkopf
The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):
A. Basic Skills: B. Arts & Sciences Core:
_____1. College Reading and Writing _____1. Humanities
_____2. Oral Communication _____2. Natural Science
_____3. Mathematics _____3. Social Science
_____4. Physical Development and Wellness _____4. Fine & Performing Arts
C. Unity and Diversity: Flagged Courses:
_____1. Critical Analysis __X__1. Writing
_____2. Science and Social Policy _____2. Oral
_____3. a. Global Perspectives _____3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics
_____ b. Multicultural Perspectives _____ b. Critical Analysis
_____4. a. Contemporary Citizenship
_____ b. Democratic Institutions
Writing flag courses in the University Studies program are focused on reinforcing basic writing and to provide contexts, opportunities, and feedback for discipline-specific writing.
Writing flag courses in the University Studies program are designed to reinforce basic writing skills and to provide contexts, opportunities, and feedback for discipline-specific writing. These skills include the ability to focus on the needs of aggregates and communities, applying the philosophy and goals of community health nursing to client situations, applying epidemiological principles in assessing the impact of health problems. One of the outcomes of N475 Community Health Nursing, is to integrate knowledge of selected health problems into the practice of community health nursing. Another outcome is to develop, implement, and evaluate a written health plan specific to an aggregate population In addition; applying research findings to nursing care is essential. Effective communication is an essential nursing skill. Successful communication in nursing requires discipline-specific written and verbal forms of communication.
General discussion of each objective in the Writing Flag as it relates to learning activities in N475 Community Health Nursing
Through written assignments students apply the language specific to health care and the discipline of nursing. Students actively apply written skills to nursing and health care throughout all assignments within this course. This includes documentation in client records, writing a client assessment, writing individualized care plans in the client charts (either by using specific chart forms or computerized versions), health plan specific to an aggregate population as well as a formal academic paper on a chronic health problem.
their fields. Nursing students have site-based experiences in a variety of community -settings. These experiences include public health departments, home care agencies, and client homes. Students are expected to learn and be proficient in the documentation policies that are specific to the agencies that they are assigned. Computer technology is a significant component of health care agencies daily operations. Students are expected learn and apply the use of computerized systems as they relate to client care and documentation.
Submitted with this proposal is the N475 syllabus, which includes the course
description, teaching strategies, text, and evaluations/assignments.
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N475 Community Health Nursing
Placement: Fall Semester, Senior Year
Credits: 4 semester credit hours, theory 2 credits, site-based experiences-2 credits (60 hours)
Prerequisite: Admission to the RN Option Nursing Major, N415, N435
A. Catalog description: Focuses on the nursing roles and functions of the community health nurse and maintaining and restoring health of individuals, families, and groups in a variety of situations and settings.
This is a Flagged University Studies course and is designed to meet the requirements in writing.
Flagged courses in writing (WFC) must contain requirements and learning activities that promote students ability to:
Requirements and learning activities that facilitate these outcomes are highlighted in bold underline script throughout this syllabus
B. Course Concepts, Sub-concepts, Roles and Theories: The content of this course will provide the RN student with an opportunity to integrate the concepts of people, health, environment, nursing and caring. The concept of people is viewed from a holistic perspective. The concept of health is seen as dynamic human condition inclusive of wellness, illness, and dying that is affected by the environment and capable of being influenced by nursing care. The concept of environment is examined by studying the interaction of multiple systems, internal and external, on persons and aggregates. The concept of caring is explored as students collaborate with clients and other professionals. This site-based experience allows the students to develop the following professional nursing roles: provider of care, teacher, advocate, leader, researcher, scholar and change agent.
Experiences include all of the following (WFC a, b, c, d, e.):
C. Course Outcomes:
On completion of this course the student will be able to:
D. Basic Instructional Plan and Methods Utilized:
Strategies used to meet course outcomes:
Site-based experiences (SBE) for students include but are not limited to, working with clients, families, groups and health care providers in homes, public health departments, home care agencies, schools and business settings.
E. Course Requirements and Evaluation Methods:
1. Site-based experiences: P/NC
2. Concept paper: WFC a, b, c, d, e 50 points
3. Client assessment paper: WFC a, b, c, e 50 points
4. Health plan: WFC a, b, c, e 20 points
5. Community resource presentation: 10 points
6. National Geographic presentation: 10 points
7. Public health shadowing presentation: 10 points
8.Final exam: 50 points
Total points: 300
F. Grading Scale::
The following percentages will be adhered to:
G. Required Textbooks:
Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (2001) Foundations of community health nursing, St. Louis: Mosby.
Stanhope, M. & . (2000) Handbook of community-based and home health nursing practice, St. Louis: Mosby.
H. Needs and Concerns:
If there are any needs or concerns you might have in completing the requirements of this course, please them to me in writing the first week of the course. We will collectively work out arrangements to meet concerns/needs. Such needs or concerns might include: limitations in sight, hearing, fear of presenting in front of groups; test-taking; etc.
A variety of nursing journal articles are available through library holdings and web sources depending upon health issues and population focus.
American Journal of Nursing
Community Health Forum
Image: Scholarship in Nursing
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Nursing and Health Care
Public Health Nursing
Websites:www.cdc.gov www.anthrax.osd.mil www.bt.cdc.gov
N475 Community Health Nursing Concept Paper
Select a concept specific to your site-based experience. Identify the most significant concept and rationale for your selection. Please have your concept/issue approved by your clinical instructor.
Health Plan for an Aggregate Population
CLIENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT GUIDE
The following is a suggested guide for data. Please choose what is appropriate for your client. Documentation should not be on this form. Data should be written in narrative form.
PERSONS LIVING IN HOUSEHOLD:
INITIALS, AGE, DATE OF BIRTH, SEX, RACE/ETHIC GROUP, RELATIONSHIP.
Current acute or chronic illnesses (include onset,
All prescribed medications/OTC.
Significant past illnesses, injuries, hospitalizations.
Significant family health history.
Perceptions of personal health.
Review of Systems (include effects of aging)
Bowel and bladder function.
Safety hazards in home.
Adequacy of heating, lighting, ventilation.
Ethnicity and influence on client's health.
Preferred leisure pursuits.
Opportunity for intimacy.
Ability to care for self (ADL's and IADL's).
Ability to make independent decisions.
4. HEALTH SYSTEMS
Health care financing (medicare, insurance, MA).
Use of health services (types, availability, patterns of usage).
Barriers to obtaining health care.
Relationship with public health nurse.
Guidelines for Public Health Shadowing Presentation
Total points: 10
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Nursing
N475 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
COMMUNITY RESOURCE PRESENTATION
Oral Group Delivery
Choose a partner and visit a health care agency or organization in your community.
Interview appropriate personnel from the organization and community, and prepare an oral report.
Point Distribution for Oral Report (10 points)
____ Demographics (location, phone number, hours of operation, name/title of contact person, name/title of agency head) (1)
____ Philosophy/Purpose of Agency (2)
____ Services Provided (2)
____ Referral Process (how clients are referred, how clients find out about agency) (2)
____ Funding (private or public) (1)
____ Cost of Services (1)
____ Presentation Style (1)
Thoroughness of Presentation
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Department of Nursing
N475 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GUIDELINES
Group Oral Presentation
Points = 10
Choose any National Geographic magazine on a geographic community (city, county, state, village, island, etc.). Identify the author's descriptions of each of the following variables. (Use the following form.)
Name of community
I. Population Variables
A. Size of the community
B. Density of the population
C. Composition of the population
D. Rate of growth (or decline) of the population
E. Cultural differences among the population
F. Social classes represented among the population
G. Mobility of population groups
II. Location Variables
A. Health care
Although the focus of the article was likely not health-related, what inferences can be made concerning health based on your description of the variables above?