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David Baure
B NURS 409
Bothell Campus

Partnerships in Community Health

Analyzes, applies, and evaluates nursing and other healthcare activities of local, national, and global communities, including health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. Explores influencing socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political issues. Partners with community agencies to apply community health nursing principles to promote and maintain population self care.

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BNURS 409: Partnerships in Community Health Spring 2014 Section: Transitioning Health and Care for Communities Course Description: Analyzes, applies, and evaluates nursing and other healthcare activities of local, national, and global communities, including health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. Explores influencing socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political issues. Partners with community agencies to apply community health nursing principles to promote and maintain population self care. General Course Details: This course provides an introduction to the wide array of community health services with emphasis on the role of the community health nurse and population-based care. Because the course involves engagement with community health services, students are divided into groups according to clinical expertise of faculty. Each student signs up for a clinically focused group that either focuses on a specialty area (e.g. school health, substance abuse, hospice or public health) or a geographical community (e.g. around Bothell, Everett, Mt. Vernon, Seattle, etc.). Through these small groups, students will learn to apply and evaluate principles of community health. What this section is all about: This section will focus on transitions from acute care settings to community health settings for special populations. Aimed at transitioning special populations into the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, lowering dependency of emergent care, minimizing crises, and addressing healthcare delivery by increasing effective community program, this section explores modalities of transitioning care within complex systems. Designed to provide nurses with the knowledge and skill to engage special populations, you will learn the impacts of policy, resource allocation, and American experience. This section creates relevancy to, and expands your current practice by contributing to a project/program with a community partner, offering the opportunity to apply the principles of community health in a meaningful way.

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Last Update by Sandra B. Maddox
Date: 02/13/2014