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NUR-443 Public Health Nursing

The promotion of health and prevention of illness is the focus of the Public Health Nursing course. Theories from public health, nursing, and social sciences as well as knowledge gained from previous learning, set the foundation for students to critically analyze the health of selected populations in a community. Healthy People 2020 serves as a guide for the identification of at-risk groups throughout the lifespan.

Prerequisites: Permission from a nursing advisor. All other nursing courses except NUR 445: Validation Nursing Competence and 6 credits of general education must be completed. Evidence of current unencumbered RN license and malpractice insurance should be sent to American Data Bank (ADB) prior to registration at

Advisory: The student needs to upload documents into American Databank/Complio and contact a nursing adviser for prior approval before registering for the course.

Note: The course requires completion of 60 Practice Experience hours (90 hours for students who reside in California to meet that state's public health certification requirements).

Study Methods:

Nursing Online Courses (NUR-443-NU):
Apr 2020,  May 2020,  Jun 2020,  Jul 2020,  Aug 2020,  Sep 2020

Credits: 4

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