Communities, Populations and Health

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The Communities, Populations and Health curriculum option addresses health promotion and protection of communities and populations. The curriculum prepares graduates to collaborate with healthcare professionals and members of the community to address the healthcare needs of a complex and diverse society.

Students in this curriculum option:

  • Focus on improvement of the health of populations, aggregates or communities—such as schools, neighborhoods or those with a common diagnosis, chronic illness or healthcare problem.
  • Span traditional boundaries of governmental agencies, community organizations and healthcare settings by working in partnerships. Gain competencies in population or community assessment, program planning, community organization and change, and evaluation.

Graduates design, implement and evaluate interventions and programs based on assessed community or population needs.

Faculty advisor for Communities, Populations and Health: Robin Evans-Agnew

Part-time, Year 1
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(6 credits)
T NURS 527: Health Care Systems and Health Policy 3
T NURS 588: Concepts of Health Promotion and Community Change 3
Winter
(6 credits)
T NURS 520: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 3
T NURS 523: Community Health Assessment 3
Spring
(6 credits)
T NURS 521: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II 3
T NURS 561: Community Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation 3
Summer
(3 credits)
related coursework 3

Part-time, Year 2

Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(7 credits)
T NURS 510: Society, Justice, and Health 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects (seminar) 1
related coursework 3
Winter
(7-12 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
related coursework 3 or 6
Spring
(7-12 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
related coursework 3 or 6
Total credits 45-48*

 *Students selecting the thesis option will earn 48 credits.

Full-time, Year 1
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(9 credits)
T NURS 510: Society, Justice, and Health 3
T NURS 527: Health Care Systems and Health Policy 3
T NURS 588: Concepts of Health Promotion and Community Change 3
Winter
(9 credits)
T NURS 520: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 3
T NURS 523: Community Health Assessment 3
related coursework 3
Spring
(10 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 521: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II 3
T NURS 561: Community Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects (seminar) 1
Summer
(3 credits)
related coursework 3

Full-time, Year 2

Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(14 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 5
related coursework (two three-credit classes) 6
Total credits 45-48*

 *Students selecting the thesis option will earn 48 credits.