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The promotion of health and prevention of illness is the focus of the Public Health Nursing course. Theories from public health, nursing and social science as well as knowledge gained from previous learning, set the foundation for students to critically analyze the health of selected populations in a community. Healthy People 2020 serves as a guide for the identification of at-risk groups throughout the lifespan.
Prerequisite: Permission from a nursing advisor. All other nursing courses except NUR 445 and 6 credits of general education must be completed. Evidence of a current unencumbered RN license and malpractice insurance. A minimum of 60 clinical hours in a chosen population - focused/community-based Practice Learning Environment (PLE) are required to be completed in this course. (90 hours for students residing in California to meet that state's public health certification requirements)
Students registering for course NUR-443: Public Health Nursing are required to submit copies of their active nursing license and malpractice insurance to American Databank(ADB)/Complio. Students are required to register for this service and pay a $17 fee directly through ADB/Complio. Here is the link: https://www.tesu.edu/nursing/students/course-registration-updates
Semester Hours: 4
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