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CNUR 470: Promoting Healthy Communities

This guide supports the CNUR 470 course at PennWest University.


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CNUR 470: Promoting Healthy Communities

This course introduces essential knowledge and important nursing roles for health promotion and disease prevention at the family and community levels. Students will explore concepts related to social justice, the impact of globalization on communities, and the role of nurses in disaster planning and management. Students will apply principles of epidemiology, demography, and relevant nursing and health-related theories in developing health promotion plans for families and communities. (Open to licensed RN students. Prerequisites: NURS 340; 342; 343; 345. Spring, annually, and as needed.)


Upon completion of the course, the student will:
1. Incorporate research, theory, and evidence into the care of families and communities.
2. As a leader in healthcare, analyze the impact of globalization, social, cultural, economic, environmental, and political factors on the health of populations.
3. Utilize a risk assessment to identify family and community health needs.
4. Apply findings from a community or family-focused assessment in developing a health promotion plan.
5. Create strategies to advocate for vulnerable and diverse populations.
6. Demonstrate methods of effective communication at the family and community levels.