NURS 417 Community and Population Health Nursing Lab
NURS 417: Community and Population Health Nursing Lab
Required For: Nursing BS Students
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students opportunities to practice skills required by professional nurses working in community and population health.
- Describe a selected population and/or community
- Support the purpose of the lab project with relevant sources and/or data
- Apply basic human relations and conflict management skills in interactions with peers and other healthcare team members (AACN Essential VI for Public Health Nursing)
- Demonstrate professional communication skills; non-verbal and/or verbal and written
- Describe various approaches used to implement and improve public health process (AACN Essential V for Public Health Nursing)
- Participate with stakeholders to identify vision, values, and principles for community action (AACN Essential II for Public Health Nursing)
- Collaborate with community partners to promote the health of individuals and families within the population (AACN Essential VII for Public Health Nursing)
- Utilize the social and ecological determinants of health to work effectively with diverse individuals, families, and groups (AACN Essential I for Public Health Nursing)
What the students should be doing during clinical experiences:
- Students will apply basic concepts of population-focused practice to assist a community organization with an identified need or question focused on a population or community.
- Students may assess community needs, develop recommendations, implement short-term interventions, or develop short and long-range goals and interventions for the agency/population.
- This clinical is done as a Service-Learning project.
- Clinical hours: 3 credits equal 9 hours per week,135 hours for the semester.
The Student may not:
- Be accountable for fetal or telemetry monitoring and interpretation.
- Co-sign anything that requires nurse signature (blood, medication administration, wastage, admissions, etc.)
- Witness or sign a consent document of any kind.
- Hang blood independently
- Independently pass medication, mobilize using lift equipment, any other skills that require nursing license (they can do these things assisted by licensed RN)
- Independently receive a telephone or verbal physician order
- Independently sign out medications from Pyxis, Omnicell, or similar dispensing system.