District Syllabus
Nursing In Community Systems

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Corequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I And
NUR4636L Community Systems Practicum
Catalog Description:
Focuses on the holistic nursing role in the community.  Emphasis is 
on concepts and theories related to community health nursing.  
Special attention is given to the community as a client with 
emphasis on health promotion/disease prevention and teaching of 
groups in community settings.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-oriented Practice (With user's guide and access code), 3rd ed., Mosby-Evolve, 2009. ISBN: 9780323066693
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Computer access.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5:

1. Integrate professional behavior.
2. Apply methods of research and scholarship.
3. Apply legal, ethical and cultural sensitivity practices.
4. Demonstrate methods of health maintenance and enhancement.
5. Apply organizational strategies.

Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Distinguish the unique elements and characteristics of community 
health and community health nursing.

2. Describe how diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds 
function as sources of patient, family, and community values.

3. Describe strategies for learning about the outcomes of care in 
the community setting in which one is engaged in clinical practice.

4. Assess the health of a community from community health and public 
health perspectives.

5. Construct wellness strategies derived from the community 
assessment that contribute to the health and wellness of the 

6. Develop teaching strategies to enhance the holistic health of 
under-served population aggregates within the community and in 
community settings, including hospice.

7. Collaborate with members of the community and other members of 
the health care team to optimize the health of the community.

8. Discuss potential and actual impact of national patient safety 
resources, initiatives and regulations on community health.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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