Professional Practice in Family Health Promotion
Delivery Mode: Paced study online with practicum component
Area of Study: Applied Studies
Prerequisite: This course is open only to post LPN BN program students. NURS 434, NURS 436 and Professor approval required. Program Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 required
Faculty: Faculty of Health Disciplines
NURS 437 is not available for challenge.
Nursing 437: Professional Practice in Family Health Promotion is a paced online clinical course that provides opportunities to integrate theory and develop further skills related to family health promotion. Practice occurs in a variety of settings including community agencies and client homes. Each student’s placement is unique and grounded in the practice of the agency and clinical instructor or preceptor as it evolves. Opportunities to apply family assessment skills and nursing intervention strategies in recognition of concepts outlined in the various family assessment models are facilitated
Upon completion of NURS 437, students will achieve or exceed the following learning outcomes:
- Integrate concepts related to population health, primary health care and health promotion while working with diverse families;
- Integrate concepts outlined in family nursing assessment model(s) while carrying out the nursing process with family as client focus;
- Pose research questions that remain unanswered both in your personal learning and in the profession of family health nursing;
- Demonstrate professional nursing behaviour by practicing safely, using evidence based practice, clinical judgment, critical thinking, and innovation; and
- Comply with legal and ethical standards in nursing practice settings by incorporating clients’ values, beliefs, and rights within the mandate and the role of the profession, namely the CARNA Nursing Practice Standards, the CARNA Professional Boundaries and the CNA Code of Ethics.
Introduction and Orientation to Clinical Agency
NURS 437 is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. To receive credit for NURS 437, all clinical practice and assignment requirements must be successfully completed and submitted. Effective January 1, 2010, all papers submitted must follow the guidelines of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) (2010).
The required assignments are as follows:
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There are no required textbooks for NURS 437. It is expected that students will utilize textbook(s) from NURS 434 and NURS 436 in NURS 437.
A variety of electronic journals and web sites are used in the course and paper copies are not included in the course package.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened on January 16, 2006.
Updated January 16 2018 by Student & Academic Services