Health & Healing III - Community

This course provides students with foundational knowledge for community health nursing. It explores the evolving role of the community health nurse today as well as health promotion strategies utilized by community health nurses and governmental agencies such as Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Students are introduced to the concept of Epidemiology and are encouraged to analyze how socioenvrionmental factors can influence peoples' health - which includes a particular focus on vulnerable populations. In conjuction with their clinical placement, students are expected to use critical thinking and apply the nursing process to plan a health promotion project for the population at their community agency.