NURS 4312 Care of Vulnerable Populations
Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4414/4014
RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None
Students apply concepts of epidemiology to determine the factors that contribute to vulnerability in individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Students will examine (a) health norms for the elder population based on age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in order to determine the major health problems and surveillance issues and (b) research methodologies/approaches/models that are employed to improve health outcomes for vulnerable aging populations. Students will also be expected to use communication skills and education theory to plan and present health information to promote health of a population. Critical thinking and mathematical skills will be developed in using a statistical approach to assessing and evaluating health outcomes. Concepts of health promotion and disease prevention serve as a basis for analyzing recommendations for health programming.