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The Advanced Community Public Health Nursing specialty prepares nurses to collaborate with community and organizational members and leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs for vulnerable populations. The specialty is designed to improve the health of communities and populations at risk by providing nurses with knowledge and skills in community and public health nursing, health promotion and illness prevention, program development, research, and consultation.
Students develop leadership abilities through course work and practice experiences. Clinical and fieldwork experiences take place in community or public health settings selected according to individual student interests. Graduates are eligible for national certification exams. Seattle University College of Nursing was granted a full 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2012.
RN - Typical Program of Study*
(1-2)NURS 544 - Community Health Nursing Practice I (50-100 clinical hours)(2)NURS 574 - Introduction to Primary Care
(2) NURS 502 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing (3) NURS 504 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing(4) NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populationsat Risk
(4)NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policyin Nursing(3)NURS 511 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics(3)NURS 517 - Health Care System Economic and Financial Analysis(1-2)NURS 545 - Community Health Nursing Practice II (50-100 clinical hours)
(2)NURS 506 - Theoretical Frameworks for Nursing Practice in Communities and Organizations(3)NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I(1-2)NURS 546 - Community Health Nursing Practice III (50-100 clinical hours)(0-3)NURS 5XX - Elective Course
(3)NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Functions(3)NURS 518 - Health Care Systems Design, Implementation, and Evaluation(1-2)NURS 547 - Community Health Nursing Practice IV (50-100 clinical hours)(1)NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis
(3)NURS 516 - Organizational Systems and Leadership for Quality Care(3)NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology(2)NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care(1)NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis
(3) NURS 507 - Advanced Practice in Community and Organizational Nursing l(2-3)NURS 548 - Community Health Nursing Practice V (100-150 clinical hours)(0-2)NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis
(3)NURS 519 - Advanced Practice and Organizational Nursing II(3-6)NURS 550 - Community Health Nursing Practice VI (150-300 clinical hours)
Total Advanced Practice Clinical Hours: 500 hoursTOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 62-65* A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. Rev. 8-27-12
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