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Graduate Nursing: Practicum: Public Health Nurs

GRNS 315 Z1 (CRN: 61247)

2 Credit Hours

About GRNS 315 Z1

Statewide population-focused public health nursing experience involving needs assessment, program development, case management, health promotion, disease prevention, and protection strategies, with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Prerequisites: GRNS 311, GRNS 312. Co-requisite: GRNS 314.



Dates: July 3 - August 11, 2017; Practicum Dates: July 10 - August 4, 2017; Tues, Wed, Friday 8am - 4pm and Mon & Thurs: 2pm - 5pm; Matriculated GRNS pre-licensure year students only; Pre and Post work required

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Section Description

Course Description: Population-focused nursing experience involving needs assessment, program development, health promotion, disease prevention, and protection strategies. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to meet the needs of an identified population, while providing care that is consistent with the ANA Scope and standards of practice (2010) and the Quad Council practice competencies for public health nursing (2013) are provided.

Section Expectation

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 1. Conduct a health assessment of a selected population using an appropriate framework. 2. Develop, implement, and evaluate population-level interventions that address the core functions of public health and public health nursing competencies using evidence-based practice in collaboration with community partners. 3. Explore a variety of public health activities in the community that contextualize theoretical discussions (e.g. waste disposal, water treatment, WIC clinics).


DRAFT ONLY!!!!!!!! CLINICAL ACTIVITIES (120 hours): Activity Due Hrs 1. Clinical projects: To be determined Thursday Aug 6th 70 2. Community Assessment (in small groups): Select a geographical community and complete the assessment using the adapted Community Assessment Tool (below). Monday July 27th 20 3. Eight field visits to various agencies in the community. These can be individually, pairs, or small groups. Additional visits can be arranged but check with me first. Field visits: water treatment plants; public health laboratory; WIC clinic; VRRP; superfund site; community outreach departments of hospitals; tour of Aitken Building; waste management facilities; etc. professor approval required Each student will maintain an on-line journal of field visits. Describe where you went and how it relates to public health; and describe the public health nursing domain competency met. Each public health nursing competency domain must be met during the course so be strategic about your activities. Form is attached to end of syllabus. Each visit is equal to 2 hours Throughout 16 4. On Line Work: Complete the PHN certificate PHNReady, offered online by the Empire State Public Health Training Center at: You MUST register, complete the program by yourself and apply for and receive your certificate before the end of the course. There are 8 individual components. 14 TOTAL HRS 120




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