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Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 116 - Health Promotion

Credit Hours: 4

The course is designed to assist the beginning nursing student to understand the foundation of healthcare practices based on the wellness continuum. The concept of wellness will be explored through categories of human functioning and stages of maturity.  Dimensions of health promotion will include physiological, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of human wellness, along with normal childbearing. Application of the nursing process will be presented.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify concepts of the wellness and health promotion;
  • explain the stages of maturity;
  • explain the cultural beliefs and lifestyle behaviors that influence wellness and health promotion;
  • identify the concept of caring;
  • identify the principles of communication;
  • identify the principles of critical thinking;
  • identify the principles of infection control;
  • identify the steps of the nursing process in health promotion;
  • identify library and multi-media as resource tools;
  • describe the development of the role of the nurse as a professional in the health care system;
  • identify principles of health education; and
  • identify health/community resources available for health promotion.

Corequisites: BI 150, BI 151, EN 110, MT 111, NU 117, NU 128
F/S (C, N)