NURS421 Community Health I (3 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. The course will begin with the history and theory of community health nursing and the influences of political and financial decisions. The course will provide an opportunity to investigate social, environmental, and economic issues and available community resources. Clinical experiences will allow for community assessment and planning for health education for vulnerable populations. This course includes a clinical project, which will be completed in NURS422. Students must arrange for a BSN-prepared project mentor prior to the start of this course. Formal mentor agreements will be signed during the first week of the course. (Prerequisite: NURS300)