The History of Public Health and the Role of the Community/Public Health Nurse
|Week 1||Community and Population-based Nursing Care
Course Media: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012).Family, Community and Population-Based Care.Baltimore: Author.
Course Text: Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2008).Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier.
Students will also be assignedoneof the following chapters from “Part 7: Nurse Roles and Functions in the Community” in the course textbook:
Optional Resources are listed in the Week 1 Learning Resources area.
|Threaded Discussion||The Role of the Community and Public Health Nurse
This week, your Instructor assigned you a chapter in the course textbook that discussed the role of the public health nurse in a specific setting. Based on your assigned chapter and bearing in mind the primary prevention focus of the community/public health nurse, respond to the following:
Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.
Post your response to this Discussion byDay 3. Respond to at leasttwocolleagues’ postings by
Day 7. See the Week 1 Discussion area for details.
|Application||The History of Public Health and the Role of the Community/Public Health Nurse
Using Chapter 2 in the course textbook, your assigned reading on the role of the nurse in a specific public health setting, and reviewing this week’s media presentation, address the following in a 2- to 3-page paper:
Trace the history of the public health nurse including the contributions made by Lillian Wald and the Henry Street Settlement. Also, summarize the role of the nurse in the practice setting assigned. Include the following in your summary:
Use the Application Rubric in the Course Info area on the left navigation bar to develop this paper.
Due by Day 7.
|Virtual Practicum Team Discussion||Practicum Activities: Identify a Population Group
Community health nursing needs to be not only on the individual, but also the family and the community. This activity is intended to teach you how the term community health is about identifying problems and managing interactions within the community. In meeting multiple needs, community health nurses are required to fulfill multiple roles. These roles include care provider, educator, advocate, manager, collaborator, leader and researcher.
This week, your instructor has assigned you to choose a population group that you will write about for the next six weeks. Community health nursing settings include homes, ambulatory care settings, schools, occupational heath settings, residential institutions, and the community at large. Knowing about these settings may assist you in choosing your population group. Read more about populations in your textbook.
Please address the following:
Post your response to this Discussion byDay 5. Respond to at leasttwocolleagues’ postings byDay 7. See the Week 6 Practicum Discussion area for details.