Course DescriptionThis course will focus on the role of the community health nurse in working with individuals, families and communities and populations. It will examine in detail current frameworks of illness prevention, health promotion and community development. Nursing roles in a variety of health promotion approaches will be examined. These will include the medical approach, behavioural change strategies, educational strategies, empowerment and advocacy, and social change related to socio-economic environment. The theoretical concepts will be linked to a discussion of current examples of community health programs and research.
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In order to take this course, you must have a current nursing registration/licensure with a College of Nurses or nursing regulatory body in a Canadian province or territory. You must also be formally admitted to the post diploma BScN degree through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing prior to enrolment in this course.
The scheduling reflects the classroom-based instruction. In addition, students are required to participate in a mandatory weekly Internet component.
Students enrolled in Internet sections of this course are required to write the course test and/or exams online at preassigned dates and times. The end dates for these sections have been adjusted to accommodate this requirement. Details will be provided at the start of each course.
See the Nursing website, www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursing, for further information.