Course Number and Title: NUR 330 Population and Community Health
This course prepares students to collaborate with healthcare professionals and community members to plan, implement, and evaluate interventions for population health, through online and preceptor experiences. Emphasis is placed on facilitating access to community resources to advocate for health promotion and disease management.
- Examine the role of the nurse in population and community health. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 7)
- Evaluate the use of epidemiologic principles in population and community. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 3, 7)
- Analyze local and national population and community health resources. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 3, 4, 7)
- Integrate preventative care and disease management into health promotion and disease prevention. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
- Collaborate with community members to promote the health for a specific population and/or community. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Examine the role of the nurse in population and community health.
- Discuss population and community health.
- Describe the importance of using data in the provision of nursing care to populations and communities.
- Differentiate among the various roles of the nurse in population and community health.
- Evaluate the use of epidemiologic principles in Discuss epidemiologic principles.
- Analyze data using epidemiologic principles to identify the health of a population and a community.
- Identify determinants of health and illness based on data.
- Develop a plan of care for a population and/or community using epidemiologic principles.
- Analyze local and national population and community health resources.
- Discuss local and national population and community health resources.
- Identify policy issues relevant to population and community health resources.
- Discuss access and disparity issues in population and community health.
- Integrate preventative care and disease management into health promotion and disease prevention.
- Describe preventative care and disease management options.
- Discuss the impact of preventative care on population and community health.
- Develop a preventative care plan for a specific population and community health issue.
- Collaborate with community members to promote the health for a specific population and/or community.
- Implement a plan of care for a specific population and/or community health issue.
- Identify strategies to evaluate outcomes of a plan of care.
- Reflect on the implementation of a plan of care.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Discussion Board 4 (10% each)
Journals 2 (5% each)
Using Data in Population & Community Health Assignment (10%)
Disease Timeline Assignment (10%)
Health Promotion Project (30%)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Integrate general education knowledge, skills, and aptitudes to advance nursing education and growth in professional practice.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to promote patient safety and the delivery of high quality healthcare.
- Apply skills of inquiry, analysis, and information literacy to support evidence-based professional nursing practice.
- Integrate information management technology to improve patient outcomes.
- Advocate for patients and the nursing profession with regard to healthcare policy at the local, state, national, and global levels.
- Direct patient-centered care through advocacy, interprofessional communication, collaboration, and delegation.
- Integrate health promotion and disease prevention practices to positively impact the delivery of healthcare to diverse populations.
- Practice professional nursing within an ethical framework.
- Demonstrate lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.