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Graduates specializing in the Advanced Community Public Health Nursing specialty are prepared to collaborate with community and organizational members in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs for vulnerable populations. The specialty is designed to improve the health of communities and populations at risk by providing nurses with knowledge and skills in community and public health nursing, health promotion and illness prevention, program development, research, and consultation.
Students develop leadership abilities through course work and practice experiences. Clinical and fieldwork experiences take place in community or public health settings selected according to individual student interests. The Advanced Community/Public Health Leadership and Program Development specialty requires completion of 103-106 course credits. Students choose between the Scholarly Project (3 credits) and Thesis (6 credits) for their capstone experience. Graduates are eligible for national certification. Seattle University College of Nursing was granted a full 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2012.
In addition: 1 year of High School or 1 quarter of college chemistry is also a major prerequisite.
After applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be invited for an interview with faculty.
A Typical Program of Study*
(3) NURS 505 - Pharmacology for Nursing Care(3) NURS 524 - Advanced Pathophysiology(6) NURSI 541 - Foundational Concepts and Skills for Nursing (3 credits lab/clinical 90 contact hours)
(4) NURS 501 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion(1-2)NURS 544 - Community Health Nursing Practice I (50-100 clinical hours) (2) NURS 574 - Introduction to Primary Care
(2) NURS 502 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing(3) NURS 504 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing(4) NURS 520 - Epidemiological Analysis of Populationsat Risk(5)NURSI 544 - Nursing Care of the Well Family(2 credits clinical=60 contact hours)
(4) NURS 510 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policyin Nursing(3) NURS 511 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics(3) NURS 517 - Health Care System Economic and Financial Analysis(1-2)NURS 545 - Community Health Nursing Practice II (50-100 clinical hours)(1-2) NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis
(3)NURS 514 - Critical Inquiry I(3) NURS 521 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (4)NURSI 532 - Psychococial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical (3 credits clinical=90 contact hours)(1) NURSI 545 - Leadership, Delegation, and Coordination of Care(2) NURSI 549 - Nursing Care During Altered Health: Pediatrics(3) NURSI 559 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Pediatrics (3 credits clinical=90 contact hours)
(2) NURS 506 - Theoretical Frameworks for Nursing Practice in Communities and Organizations(3) NURS 509 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Functions(3) NURS 518 - Health Care Systems Design, Implementation, and Evaluation(1-2) NURS 546 - Community Health Nursing Practice III (50-100 clinical hours)(1-2)NURS 547 - Community Health Nursing Practice IV (50-100 clinical hours)(1-2) NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis
(6)NURSI 531 - Nursing Care in the Community (3 credits clinical=90 contact hours)(3) NURSI 548 - Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults(4)NURSI 558 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care during Altered Health: Adults (4 credits=120 clinical contact hours)(2)NURS 565 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care(1)NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis
(3) NURS 507 - Advanced Practice in Community and Organizational Nursing I(3)NURS 516 - Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care(2-3)NURS 548 - Community Health Nursing Practice V (100-150 clinical hours)(1-2) NURS 599 - Scholarly Project or Thesis
Total Credits: 6-9
Total Advanced Clinical Hours: 500 hoursTotal program credits: 103-106*A typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. Rev. 10-18-12
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