Nursing Theory and Practice 2011
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Community Health Nursing
- The graduate assesses and analyzes the health status of populations using data, community resources identification, input from the population, and professional judgment; and determines meaning of the data to identify opportunities and needs.
- The graduate participates with other community partners to identify expected outcomes of health status in various populations; and to recommend health interventions appropriate to the target audience.
- The graduate determines availability and accessibility of community health programs, policies, resources, and services to serve the population.
- The graduate recognizes the health care needs across the life span of diverse populations; and determines nursing actions that promote health, reduce risks, and prevent disease to achieve and maintain optimal levels of wellness for individuals, families, and communities.
- The graduate selects nursing actions during illness and end-of-life stages to maximize quality of life and functioning for individuals, families, and communities; promotes wellness principles and programs for individuals, families, and communities; and reflects on how personal beliefs or perceptions about quality of life and health promotion impact approaches or decisions in nursing care.
- The graduate recognizes violence as a major social and health problem; demonstrates the ability to assess and choose prevention and care activities and resources for victims of violence; and determines community violence prevention resources and activities.
- The graduate analyzes how communities are affected by environmental and global health issues, and modify plans to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
- The graduate recognizes the nurse’s role in emergency response including the proper chain of command, communication protocols, and appropriate actions in an emergency response situation, national disaster or terror attack; and recognizes common biological materials used in terror attacks and how they are spread.