CHN Core Courses

NSG 552 Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity (3)

Examines fundamental concepts, emerging theory, research, and intervention strategies regarding the influence and putative mechanisms of environment and societal factors on health at population, community, and individual levels. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary, multi-level socio-ecological perspective on health and illness with consideration of principles of equity and justice in societal contexts. Offered: Winter.

(This was NURS 578 Social Justice and Determinants of Health (3) for those who started the program prior to 2013-2014.)

NSG 556 Program Planning for Health Systems and Multicultural Communities (4)

Culture theory and methods are seen as the essential foundation for culturally appropriate translations and adaptations in health promotion programming.  The course is an exploration of culture as it relates to the program planning process, methods, theories, attitudes, and skills in health promotion and disease prevention through community engagement.

(This was NURS 557 Health, Culture, and Community (3) for those who started the program prior to 2013-2014.)

NURS 576 Assessment and Collaboration with Communities and Systems (3)

Examines, critiques and applies theory in assessing communities, populations, and systems cross-culturally; focuses on advanced practice, executive leadership/policy, and practice inquiry; broad definition of community includes organizations. Team work emphasized in assessment implementation, i.e., survey, interview, focus groups, observation/participant observation; advances understanding of social determinants of health. Offered: Autumn.

NSG 561 Community Health Systems for Equity (3)

Defines, evaluates, and synthesize how community health systems promote health equity. Emphasizes how various systems, such as care systems, public health, governmental, tribal, family, and social-kin, nonprofit, faith-based, and business systems, inhibit or promote communal health. Highlights advanced practice, practice inquiry, and leadership implications. Offered: Autumn.

NSG 511 Prevention Issues in Community Health (3) (DNP requirement only)

An interdisciplinary overview of community health prevention approaches focusing on the social determinants of health and health disparity reduction among vulnerable populations. Analysis of community and population preventive strategies across the life course. Roles of advanced community health nurses as prevention leaders and consumers of prevention information are emphasized. Offered: Winter.

NSG 559 Prevention Effectiveness in Community Health (1) (DNP requirement only)

Focuses on increasing effectiveness of organization- and community-level health promotion and prevention programs with multicultural communities. Includes web-based toolkits pertaining to: cross-cultural adaptations of health promotion programs; mental health promotion in communities; institutional readiness to sustain prevention policies; and community engagement in health promotion efforts. Credit/non-credit only.