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BNURSE 452 - Population Health Nursing Practice

Credits: 5
Examines holistic nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan in the community and public health settings using an evidence-based and systems-based process to improve health.  Population healthcare trends are included.

Enrollment Requirement: Enrollment in the LPN to BSN Program

Course Fee: $75.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments that affect the health of diverse populations.
  2. Examine the impact of socio-cultural, demographic, geographic, and economic variables on population health.
  3. Utilize information technologies to assess available public health data and best available evidence to identify population health risks, health promotion, and risk reduction interventions.
  4. Describe the impact of the social determinants of health on diverse populations to identify benefits of interventions to minimize harm at the local, national, and global level.
  5. Describe the role of the nurse in delivering safe, holistic population-based care to clients at risk.

Program Outcomes
  1. Integrate knowledge from the arts and sciences to manage the care of clients across the life span using evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning to inform decision making. 
  2. Provide holistic, person-centered, population health care to diverse populations including community and public health. 
  3. Utilize research information to improve health of diverse clients across the life span. 
  4. Minimize harm to clients through quality assurance and improvement. 
  5. Use systems-based practice to coordinate and manage care to provide safe, quality, and equitable care. 
  6. Integrate informatics and other healthcare technologies to inform decision making when managing and delivering safe, high-quality, and efficient health care in accordance with best practice and professional and regulatory standards. 
  7. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development, including the professional identity of a bachelor of science prepared registered nurse, and life long learning. 
  8. Apply leadership principles and quality improvement when intentionally collaborating with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based, safe quality nursing care. 


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Diversity and Equity - In order to advance equity and social justice, students will be able to examine their own and others’ identities, behaviors, and/or cultural perspectives as they connect to power, privilege, and/or resistance.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.



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