Grand Canyon NRS-428VN – Concepts in Community and Public Health

NRS-428VN – Concepts in Community and Public Health Course Syllabus

Version 10.1

Concepts in Community and Public Health

Course Code                       Type                                    Duration                                            Credit Hours 

NRS-428VN v    Credit Based      35 Days                  3.0

:10.1

Course Description

This course focuses on the community as a large system of people of varying cultures, spiritual values, geographic norms, and economic conditions, all influenced by social-legal-political variables that impact individual and community health. Particular attention is paid to vulnerable subgroups in the community. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis, using epidemiological data and functional health pattern assessments to plan and intervene in areas of health promotion and disease prevention.

 

Pre-Requisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

NRS-428VN

Course Materials

Description:

Explore the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Explore the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website.

California Department of Aging

Description:

Explore the California Department of Aging website. In addition, explore the relevant public health website for your own county or state.

American Public Health Association

Description:

Explore the American Public Health Association (APHA) website.

Jackson County Healthy Communities Coalition

Description:

Explore the Jackson County Health Department (JCHCC) website. In addition, explore the relevant public health site for your own county or state.

Maricopa County Public Health

Description:

Explore the Maricopa County Public Health website. In addition, explore the relevant public health site for your own county or state.

California Department of Public Health

Description:

Explore the California Department of Public Health website. In addition, explore the relevant public health site for your own county or state.

Medical Reserve Corps

Description:

Explore the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) website.

Topic 1: Community/Public Health Nursing

Description

Objectives:

  1. Examine the role of the community/public health
  2. Evaluate the role of community stakeholders as client and community
  3. Discuss the aspects of health promotion in nursing care of
  4. Explain the importance of community resources to planning an

Study Materials 

Community and Public Health: The Future of Health Care

Description: 

Read Chapter 1 in Community and Public Health: The Future of Health Care.

All the Gear in the CDC’s Disease Detectives Use in the Field

Description:

View the “All the Gear in the CDC’s Disease Detectives Use in the Field” video, by WIRED (2018), located on the YouTube website.

Jackson County Healthy Communities Coalition

Description:

Explore the Jackson County Health Department (JCHCC) website. In addition, explore the relevant public health site for your own county or state.

American Public Health Association

Description:

Explore the American Public Health Association (APHA) website.

Maricopa County Public Health

Description:

Explore the Maricopa County Public Health website. In addition, explore the relevant public health site for your own county or state.

California Department of Public Health

Description: 

Explore the California Department of Public Health website. In addition, explore the relevant public health site for your own county or state.

Optional: Meanings of Knowledge and Identity in Public Health Nursing in a Time of Transition: Interpretations of Public Health Nurses’ Narratives

Tasks 

Topic 2: Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

Description 

Objectives:

  1. Apply the principles of epidemiology to community health
  2. Explain the value of demographic data in community
  3. Apply the epidemiology triangle to a communicable disease occurring at a global
  4. Evaluate the communicable disease chain
  5. Discuss the impact of global health issues on public health
  6. Explain how social determinants of health contribute to the development of

Study Materials

Read Chapter 2 in Community and Public Health: The Future of Health Care.

Chain of Infection

Description:

Use the media piece “Chain of Infection” to assist you in completing your Topic 2 assignment.

Social Determinants of Health

Description:

Read “Social Determinants of Health,” from the Healthy People 2020 website.

2017 National Notifiable Conditions (Historical)

Description:

Explore the 2017 National Notifiable Conditions (Historical) page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Description:

Explore the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Explore the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website.

World Health Organization

Description:

Explore the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

Families USA

Description:

Explore the Families USA website.

Communicable Disease Chain

Description:

Refer to the “Communicable Disease Chain” as needed to complete your assignment.

Tasks

Epidemiology Paper

Description:

Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain,” “Chain of Infection,” and the CDC website for assistance when completing this assignment.

Communicable Disease Selection
  1. Chickenpox
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Influenza
  4. Mononucleosis
  5. Hepatitis B
  6. HIV
  7. Ebola
  8. Measles
  9. Polio
  10. Influenza
Epidemiology Paper Requirements
  1. Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to,
  2. Describe the social determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this
  3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or general population?
  4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collection, data analysis, and follow-up) and why demographic data are necessary to the health of the community.
  5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organizations contribute to resolving or reducing the impact of
  6. Discuss a global implication of the How is this addressed in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide an example.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to theLopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

Topic 2 DQ 1

Description:

What are social determinants of health? Explain how social determinants of health contribute to the development of disease. Describe the fundamental idea that the communicable disease chain model is designed to represent. Give an example of the steps a nurse can take to break the link within the communicable disease chain.

Topic 3: Tools for Community Health Nursing Practice

Description 

Objectives:

  1. Propose a health promotion plan for a community or
  2. Compare vulnerable populations in terms of contributing factors that make them at risk or
  3. Apply strategies to achieve cultural competence in community health
  4. Examine the role of the nurse as an advocate for vulnerable

Study Materials

Tasks

Benchmark – Community Teaching Plan: Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal

Description:

The benchmark assesses the following competency:

4.2 Communicate therapeutically with patients.

The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

Note: The teaching plan proposal developed in this assignment will be used to develop your Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation due in Topic 5. You are strongly encouraged to begin working on your presentation once you have received and submitted this proposal.

Select one of the following as the focus for the teaching plan:

  1. Primary Prevention/Health Promotion
  2. Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population
  3. Bioterrorism/Disaster
  4. Environmental Issues

Use the “Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal” resource to complete this assignment. This will help you organize your plan and create an outline for the written assignment.

  1. After completing the teaching proposal, review the teaching plan proposal with a community health and public health provider in your local
  2. Request feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) from the

Topic 4: Policy and Environmental Issues

Description

Objectives:

  1. Apply screening and referral principles to nursing care of
  2. Examine the role of public health in addressing environmental
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. health care
  4. Examine how policy in the S. health care delivery system affects specific populations.
  5. Examine the effects of health care reform on the S. health care system and its stakeholders.

Study Materials

Read Chapter 4 in Community and Public Health: The Future of Health Care.

About the Affordable Care Act

Description: 

Study “About the Affordable Care Act,” from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website.

Health Care Transformation: The Affordable Care Act and More

Description:

Read “Health Care Transformation: The Affordable Care Act and More” (2014), located on the American Nurse Association website.

EPHO1: Surveillance of Population Health and Wellbeing

Description: 

Read “EPHO1: Surveillance of Population Health and Wellbeing,” by the World Health Organization (WHO), located on the WHO website.

Policy Briefs

Description:

Read “Policy Briefs,” located on the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

2020 County Health Rankings: State Reports

Description:

Explore the 2020 County Health Rankings: State Reports website. This resource may be used for the Community Assessment and Community Teaching Plan assignments in Topics 4 and 5.

Climate Change

Description:

Explore the Climate Change page of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website.

Topics and Issues

Description:

Explore the Topics and Issues page of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website.

Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide

Description:

Use the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide” resource to complete the Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation.

Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form

Tasks 

Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form

Description: 

Use the as directed in the Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation.

Complete and submit the “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” prior to conducting your interview for the Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation assignment.

Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation

Description: 

The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

This assignment consists of both an interview and a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation.

Assessment/Interview 

Select a community of interest in your region. Perform a physical assessment of the community.

  1. Perform a direct assessment of a community of interest using the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment “
  2. Interview a community health and public health provider regarding that person’s role and experiences within the
Interview Guidelines 

Interviews can take place in-person, by phone, or by Skype.

Develop interview questions to gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the health issues faced by the chosen community.

Complete the “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” prior to conducting the interview. Submit this document separately in its respective drop box.

Compile key findings from the interview, including the interview questions used, and submit these with the presentation.

PowerPoint Presentation 

Create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides (slide count does not include title and references slide) describing the chosen community interest.

Include the following in your presentation:

  1. Description of community and community boundaries: the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, educational level; ethnic and phenomenological features of the community, as well as types of social interactions; common goals and interests; and barriers, and challenges, including any identified social determinates of
  2. Summary of community assessment: (a) funding sources and (b)
  3. Summary of interview with community health/public health
  4. Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health
  5. A conclusion summarizing your key findings and a discussion of your impressions of the general health of the

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA format ting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to theLopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark – Policy Brief

Description:

The benchmark assesses the following competencies:

  • Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health

Research public health issues on the “Climate Change” or “Topics and Issues” pages of the American Public Health Association (APHA) website. Investigate a public health issue related to an environmental issue within the U.S. health care delivery system and examine its effect on a specific population.

Write a 750-1,000-word policy brief that summarizes the issue, explains the effect on the population, and proposes a solution to the issue.

Follow this outline when writing the policy brief:

  1. Describe the policy health issue. Include the following information: (a) what population is affected, (b) at what level does it occur (local, state, or national), and (c) evidence about the issues supported by
  2. Create a problem
  3. Provide suggestions for addressing the health issue caused by the current policy. Describe what steps are required to initiate policy Include necessary stakeholders (government officials, administrator) and budget or funding considerations, if applicable.
  4. Discuss the impact on the health care delivery

Include three peer-reviewed sources and two other sources to support the policy brief.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to theLopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Topic 4 DQ 1

Description:

Research the delivery, finance, management, and sustainability methods of the U.S. health care system. Evaluate the effectiveness of one or more of these areas on quality patient care and health outcomes. Propose a potential health care

Topic 5: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management

Description

Objectives:

  1. Explain the role of the public health nurse in disaster
  2. Appraise systems designed for emergency and disaster
  3. Apply levels of prevention to natural and manmade
  4. Describe the spiritual considerations surrounding

Study Materials

Community Emergency Response Team

Description:

Read “Community Emergency Response Team,” located on the Ready (Department of Homeland Security) website.

Be Red Cross Ready

Description:

Read “Be Red Cross Ready,” located on the American Red Cross website.

IS-100.C: Instruction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100

Description:

Complete the “IS-100.C: Instruction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100” course on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA – 2018) website.

Disaster Relief and Recovery and Services

Description:

Explore the Disaster Relief and Recover Services page of the American Red Cross website.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Description:

Explore the Emergency Preparedness and Response page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Community Teaching Experience Approval

Description: 

The “Community Teaching Experience Approval” form documents approval from the agency administrator or representative to conducting your Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation.

Complete and submit this form, as directed, prior to participating in the community teaching experience at your approved location.

Clinical Practice Hours – Teaching Project Form

Description:

The development and implementation of a teaching plan meets the requirements for clinical competences as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Complete and submit the “Clinical Practice Hours: Teaching Project” Form as indicated to document your clinical experience.

Tasks

Community Teaching Experience Approval Form

Description:

Before presenting your “Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation” to the community, seek approval from an agency administrator or representative. Upon receiving approval from the agency, submit the completed “Community Teaching Experience Approval Form.”

Benchmark – Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation

Description:

The benchmark assesses the following competencies:

  • Provide individualized education to diverse patient populations in a variety of health care

The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

Based on the feedback offered by the provider, identify the best approach for teaching. Prepare a presentation based on the Teaching Work Plan and present the information to your community.

Options for Delivery 

Select one of the following options for delivery and prepare the applicable presentation:

  1. PowerPoint presentation – no more than 30 minutes
  2. Pamphlet presentation – 1 to 2 pages
  3. Audio presentation
  4. Poster presentation
Selection of Community Setting 

These are considered appropriate community settings. Choose one of the following:

  1. Public health clinic
  2. Community health center
  3. Long-term care facility
  4. Transitional care facility
  5. Home health center
  6. University/School health center
  7. Church community
  8. Adult/Child care center
Community Teaching Experience Approval Form 

Before presenting information to the community, seek approval from an agency administrator or representative using the “Community Teaching Experience Approval Form.” Submit this form as directed in the Community Teaching Experience Approval assignment drop box.

General Requirements 

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Community Teaching Plan: Teaching Experience Paper

Description:

The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

Note: This is an individual assignment. In 1,500-2,000 words, describe the teaching experience and discuss your observations. The written portion of this assignment should include:

  1. Summary of teaching plan
  2. Epidemiological rationale for topic
  3. Evaluation of teaching experience
  4. Community response to teaching
  5. Areas of strengths and areas of improvement

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to theLopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Clinical Practice Hours – Teaching Project

Description:

Complete and submit the “Clinical Practice Hours: Teaching Project” Form as indicated to document your clinical experience.

In order to receive a passing grade in the course, students are required to have met the required number of clinical practicehours.

Topic 5 DQ 1

Description:

What spiritual considerations surrounding a disaster can arise for individuals, communities, and health care providers? Explain your answer in the context of a natural or manmade disaster. How can a community health nurse assist in the spiritual care of the individual, community, self, and colleagues?

Topic 5 DQ 2

Description:

Watch the “Diary of Medical Mission Trip” videos dealing with the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Reflect on this natural disaster by answering the following questions:

  1. Propose one example of a nursing intervention related to the disaster from each of the following levels: primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention. Provide innovative examples that have not been discussed by previous students.
  2. Under which phase of the disaster do the three proposed interventions fall? Explain why you chose that phase.
  3. With what people or agencies would you work in facilitating the proposed interventions and why?

Topic 5 Participation

Grade Scale

Final Grade Column

Letter Grade GPA Value Minimum (%) Maximum (%)
A 4.0 95.0 100.0
A- 3.7 92.0 94.99
B+ 3.3 90.0 91.99
B 3.0 87.0 89.99
B- 2.7 84.0 86.99
C+ 2.3 80.0 83.99
C 2.0 76.0 79.99
D 1.0 72.0 75.99
F 0.0 0.02 71.99
I 0.0 0.0 0.01

Grade Categories

Assignments (%) Points Percentile
Community Teaching Plan: Teaching Experience Paper 100.0
Community Teaching Experience Approval Form 25.0
Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation 125.0
Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form 25.0
Benchmark – Community Teaching Plan: Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal  

100.0

 

Benchmark – Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation  

120.0

 

Benchmark – Policy Brief 120.0
Epidemiology Paper 125.0

 

Discussion Question (%) Points Percentile
Topic 3 DQ 1 8.0
Topic 4 DQ 2 8.0
Topic 5 DQ 2 8.0
Topic 2 DQ 2 8.0
Topic 1 DQ 1 8.0
Topic 5 DQ 1 8.0
Topic 2 DQ 1 8.0
Topic 4 DQ 1 8.0
Topic 3 DQ 2 8.0
Topic 1 DQ 2 8.0

 

Participation (%) Points Percentile
Topic 5 Participation 32.0

 

Participation (%) Points Percentile
Topic 1 Participation 32.0

 

Participation (%) Points Percentile
Topic 2 Participation 32.0

 

Participation (%) Points Percentile
Topic 3 Participation 32.0

 

Participation (%) Points Percentile
Topic 4 Participation 32.0

 

Class Effective Start: Feb 08, 2021

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