The focus of this unit of study is to prepare students for nursing in community settings. Over recent years acute, chronic and increasingly complex conditions are being managed in the community. Community health nursing is a field of nursing that also combines knowledge and skills from nursing and public health in the promotion of health and illness prevention. It is population orientated, contextual, involves interdisciplinary collaboration and has an emphasis on wellness and the promotion of health and wellness through client engagement in self- care. This unit of study examines the major concepts and principles of community health nursing including self- care, continuity of care, primary healthcare, health promotion/illness prevention, community assessment, family assessment, and home care.
13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, and clinical placement (80-hrs)
Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline
48 Year 1 credit points and 36 Year 2 credit points, including NURS3010