This course focuses on the principles, theories, and concepts of community and public health utilized in the role of the professional nurse in community oriented and population focused nursing practice. Analysis, application and evaluation of nursing interventions that include: disease prevention and health promotion, protection and maintenance within the context of family and community partnerships. Evidence-based practice for the health of individuals, families, aggregate populations, communities and systems on a local to global scale is examined. Analyzes epidemiological, environmental, economic, and socio-cultural issues that impact local, national and global healthcare delivery and functional status. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program.