This course explores concepts of health promotion and disease prevention as they relate to specific medical conditions. Students explore assessment and health promotion strategies used to improve physical and psychosocial wellness, cultural factors contributing to health practices, risk assessment and risk reduction approaches, and health teaching. Emphasis is placed on the professional nurses' role of health advocate and teacher. This course includes three credit hours of theory and clinical projects (45 clock-hours) and meets the requirements for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).
All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00).