NURS 410 Community and Public Health Nursing • 5 Cr.


This course focuses on the principles, theories, and concepts of community and public health utilized in the role of the professional nurse in community oriented and population focused nursing practice. Analysis, application and evaluation of nursing interventions that include: disease prevention and health promotion, protection and maintenance within the context of family and community partnerships. Evidence-based practice for the health of individuals, families, aggregate populations, communities and systems on a local to global scale is examined. Analyzes epidemiological, environmental, economic, and socio-cultural issues that impact local, national and global healthcare delivery and functional status. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Analyze community and public health nursing process in relation to families, communities and populations.
  • Examine the current public health system and nursing roles in the United States at local, state and federal levels.
  • Analyze effects of environment, economic and socio-cultural issues on community health.
  • Identify the utilization of epidemiological principles in population-focused nursing practice.
  • Examine theoretical frameworks and strategies for assessing and intervening with families and communities.
  • Analyze the role of nursing in global health.
  • Provide appropriate health promotion/prevention teaching that reflects developmental stage, age, culture, spirituality, client preferences, and health literacy consideration to foster engagement of families, communities, and populations.