NURS422 Community Health II (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. In this course, the student will focus on the community as client with an emphasis on specific vulnerable populations and related topics such as; substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, women and men’s issues and environmental health. The student will gain knowledge of under-served populations as well as how communities are affected by culture diversity and natural and man-made disasters. Clinical experiences will allow for the implementation of a teaching project for a designated vulnerable population. The student will complete the clinical teaching project that began in NURS421. 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. If at all possible, the student should have the same mentor for 421 and 422. (Prerequisite: NURS421)