N4310 - Community Health Nursing II

Delivery Mode: Web Course
Credits: Three credit hours
Prerequisite: current nursing registration, proof of immunization

Note: Students planning to take N4310 in any Fall semester are required to contact Ms. Claudine Morgan, Clinical Placement Coordinator at morganc@mun.ca by the end of January in that year. During the intervening time the student will be guided in consultations with Mrs. Morgan to seek out and secure an appropriate clinical placement(s) for this course. Contracts between the placement agency/agencies and Memorial University may also need to be negotiated.


Overview: Nursing 4310, is a distance course offered by Memorial University in conjunction with the theoretical course, Nursing 4010.? The primary objective of Nursing 4310 is to provide students with appropriate clinical experience to promote the development of beginning competencies in the community health nursing practice.? A second objective is to facilitate integration of theory and the student's experiential knowledge base with community health nursing practice in diverse clinical settings.

The primary health care (PHC) model is the framework guiding community health nursing practice.? Individual units give special consideration to relevant PHC principles for the client level being discussed.? Clinical experiences will focus on the nursing of individuals, families, and aggregates/population groups within community settings.

Course Objectives:

  • Synthesize information from various knowledge bases ( e.g., experiential, theoretical, and research) and use this as the basis for providing nursing care to clients in the community.
  • Demonstrate critical appraisal and application of participatory action and epidemiology research methods in clinical practice situations while completing a basic assessment of clients in the community.
  • Use a collaborative approach with clients to identify health needs, plan appropriate health promotion activities, and evaluate the impact of attitude/ behaviour changes on health and wellness outcomes.
  • Identify and critically appraise relevant health promotion and/or illness and injury prevention strategies for select aggregates/groups.
  • Analyze the roles of community health nurses and other members of the community health team ( i.e., health care providers, community groups, etc.).
  • Demonstrate a self - directed approach to professional development.

Course Outline:

Unit?1?-?Introduction to community health nursing
Unit 2?-?Individual/family as client in community health
Unit 3?-?Documenting nursing care with families: Regional Health and community service sites/MUN School of Nursing
Unit 4?-?Community as client/aggregate project
Unit 5?-?Public participation and self care

Clinical component: During the clinical experiences, students participate in health promotion/illness/injury prevention clinics and work with families/ aggregates/ groups.

Evaluation: To receive a credit in N4310, students must achieve a course composite grade of 65%. The student is evaluated through family journals, an aggregate/group project, a nursing issue paper/presentation and clinical evaluation tool.

For Further information contact:

?Academic Program Administrator(709) 777-6272
?Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs(709) 777-6679
?Fax(709) 777-7037?


School of Nursing

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000