The role of the nurse in the Community is multifaceted and brings many challenges. In this course, we help you understand concepts at the core of Community Health Nursing, the various settings involved, and factors that influence the care of diverse populations. We also discuss how to effectively implement population-focused care while managing risks and preventing disease.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the priorities of a community health nurse in general.
- Discuss the various practice settings involved in community health nursing and their individual priorities.
- Discuss factors that influence care in the community and how to manage those for the best outcomes.
- Discuss how to implement population-focused care for diverse populations and varying community aggregates.
- Discuss how to manage larger risks to the community as a whole such as communicable diseases and disasters.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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