2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) 
    
    Oct 13, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 4211 - Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health


(5 cr.) Students in this course focus on application of theories and concepts from nursing and public health sciences in assessing health status; preventing and controlling disease; and promoting a healthier population by working with families, aggregates, communities, and healthcare systems. Students apply systems thinking by using epidemiological and community assessment techniques to examine populations at risk, health promotion, and levels of prevention with special emphasis on ethnically diverse and vulnerable populations. Major local, state, and national health issues are considered, including communicable disease, chronic illness, environmental and occupational health, bioterrorism, emergency and disaster preparedness, and response. Practice experiences provide learning experiences in population-based health promotion by collaborating with interdisciplinary public health partners in a local community.



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