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Graduate Nursing: Public Health Nursing

GRNS 314 Z1 (CRN: 61049)

2 Credit Hours

About GRNS 314 Z1

Emphasis on the epidemiological and biostatistical indicators of population health, methods of community health analysis, structure and function of federal, state and local health organizations. Prerequisites: GRNS 310, GRNS 311, GRNS 312. Co-requisite: GRNS 315.


Dates: July 1 - August 9, 2019; In-class Dates: July 8 - August 2, 2019; Monday & Thursday: 9am - 1pm Matriculated GRNS pre-licensure year students only; Pre and Post work required

Section Description

Introduction to nursing care of populations. Emphasis is placed on understanding the ecological model of public health, methods of population health analysis, structure and function of federal, state and local health organizations, and funding for public health. Discussion will incorporate health disparities, evidence-based intervention strategies, and the role of the nurse in population health

Section Expectation

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 1. Discuss the sources and utilization of data from federal, state and local agencies in assessing populations. 2. Evaluate epidemiologic data and the ecological model perspectives to identify assets and risks of populations. 3. Analyze factors relevant to population health, including health care policy and financing, environmental issues, violence prevention, emergency preparedness, vulnerable populations, and sociopolitical and cultural perspectives. 4. Appraise social marketing within the diffusion of innovation framework for health promotion, disease prevention, and protection strategies in populations. 5. Examine the public health nursing role including legal and ethical issues.


Teaching strategies include: Class lecture-discussion, reading, individual online work, quizzes and exams, small group work, video, and guest speakers. Evaluation: graded individual projects, class presentations, and a comprehensive final examination.




Location In Vt Or Out Of State (View Campus Map)



Rowell N/A Hlth 244 (View Campus Map)


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