Community/Public Health Nursing Online for Stanhope and Lancaster, Public Health Nursing, 8th Edition
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Community/Public Health Nursing Online for Stanhope and Lancaster, Public Health Nursing, 8th Edition


Using online exercises and realistic case scenarios, this course brings community and public health situations to life and provides you with opportunities to improve decision-making and critical thinking skills. Learning activities use a variety of engaging exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills. Fourteen modules are included, each with an introduction, learning objectives, a reading assignment, case scenarios with multiple learning activities, module quizzes, and critical thinking exercises.

  • Real-life scenarios, photos, and video provide a realistic portrayal of the roles and responsibilities of a community/public health nurse.

  • Client scenarios present situations involving individuals and groups of various ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to give you a better understanding of the types of clients that a nurse encounters in community settings.

  • Web links offer you opportunities for further research.

  • Learning activities use a variety of engaging exercises such as matching, multiple choice, and short answer to test your content knowledge and critical thinking skills.

  • Immediate feedback on all activities reinforces learning and helps you master course content.

  • Module quizzes evaluate your knowledge of the content and reinforce classroom assignments.
  • NEW! Reading assignments tie online learning modules to specific areas of the text.

Course Introduction: Looking Upstream

Unit One: The Foundations of Community/Public Health Nursing

1. Community/Public Health Nursing: Population-Focused Practice

2. Health Care Systems

3. Economics of Health Care Delivery

Unit Two: Essential Skills of Community/Public Health Nursing

4. Community Assessment

5. Epidemiology

6. Nursing Process in the Community

7. Community Health Promotion

8. Health Education

Unit Three: Community/Public Health Nursing in Context

9. Family Health

10. Environmental Health

11. Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Community

12. Vulnerable Populations

13. Disaster Management

14. The Future of Community/Public Health Nursing

Marcia Stanhope, RN, DSN, FAAN, The Good Samaritan Professor and Chair in Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Jeanette Lancaster, RN, PhD, FAAN, Visiting Professor, Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong; Professor, University of Virginia; Formerly Dean and Sadie Health Cabaniss Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


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