This is a service-learning course specifically for senior nursing students with some preparatory work in the U.S. and immersion in the health care issues of rural Ugandan villages and towns. Service-learning is a structured learning experience that combines community service with preparation and reflection. Students engaged in service-learning provide community service in response to community-identified concerns and learn about the context in which service is provided, the connection between their service and their academic coursework, and their roles as citizens, or in this case, global health workers.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Examine historical, environmental, social, and political forces that impact the health of populations.
- Describe the purposes of epidemiology and its importance in caring for populations.
- Compare and contrast community and public health nursing models, theories, and standards of practice.
- Employ the nursing process, incorporating research and theory, in health promotion, disease prevention, and protection strategies with populations.
- Demonstrate integration of previous knowledge and experiences in caring for populations.
- Apply the concepts of community partnerships to provide a holistic approach to enhance health and quality of life of the population.
- Analyze the complexity of the roles of the nurse in community and public health through a variety of experiences in the community across the continuum of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
- Use ANA Standards of Nursing Practice and Code for Nurses to guide practice.
View a slideshow/video presentation about this course: International Public Health Nursing: Uganda