The philosophy of Primary Health Care is to provide direction to an exploration of public health nursing. Students learn how to do a holistic community assessment and plan a health promotion plan relevant to an identified community population. Students understand the role and scope of the public health nurse. An understanding of epidemiological concepts is central to public health nursing and is integrated throughout the course to expand the understanding of community as client. An exploration of local and global socio-political trends emphasize the need for intersectoral collaboration and action. Finally a study of organizational transitions includes transitions into agencies within which nurses' practice, communities in transitions and transitions in nursing practice.
This course is part of the full-time Nursing (BScN) Advanced Entry, Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Programs.
Course code: NURS 4163
Length: 45 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.