Placement: N375P is a senior level course taken concurrently with N275
Course Credit: 3 credit hours; 135 clock hours
- Unique ID 61365, 61390: Trish O’Day, MSN, RN, CNS (Course Facilitator)
Phone: 232-4734 (office); 659-8082 (cell)
- Unique ID 61395: Lynne Hudson, MPH, RN
Phone: TBA (office); 217-3352 (cell)
- Unique ID 61370, 61385: Linda Murphy, RN, BSN, MS, HEd
Office: Children’s Wellness Center, Del Valle
Phone: 386-3313 (office); 626-8734 (cell
- Unique ID 61375, 61380: Shalonda Horton, MSN, RN
Phone: 475-8694 (office); 659-5536 (cell)
Course Description: This practicum provides opportunities for students to apply public health nursing concepts, theories, and processes in the care of aggregates, and the total community. The aim of public health nursing is to partner with the community and its people to prevent illness, disability and disease, identify risk factors and promote optimal health. Assigned clinical experiences will assist students to develop skills in the practice of public health nursing. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary health care with at-risk aggregates in the community.
Course Objective 1 - Assessment: Holistically assess the health status of an aggregate or community using data, community resources, input from the population, and professional judgment.
Course Objective 2 – Diagnosis: Analyze the assessment data collected to determine assets, opportunities and needs.
Course Objective 3 - Outcomes Identification: Participate with the community to identify expected health outcomes.
Course Objective 4 – Planning: Plan public health nursing interventions in collaboration with an aggregate or community to improve and maintain the health of populations.
Course Objective 5 - Assurance: Participate in assuring access and availability of programs, policies, resources, and/or services to the aggregate or community
Course Objective 6 – Evaluation: Evaluate changes in aggregate or community health status to determine effectiveness of interventions
Course Objective 7 - Ethics, Legal, & Professional Standards: Practice public health nursing with aggregates and communities that reflects ethical, legal, and professional standards of public health nursing.
Certification Letter for Students
To Whom It May Concern:
The University of Texas at Austin nursing student __________________ completed eight hours of disaster training during the N375P Public Health Nursing practicum. The training consisted of the following:
- American Red Cross On-line Introduction to Disaster Services Course (one hour)
- Basic Disaster Response & Shelter Management (Curriculum Developed by City of Austin/UTSON, 2006) (2 hours)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency, Training Modules, Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT), Module 4, Disaster Medical Operations (3 hours).
- Bioterrorism Preparedness Case Study (2hours). Pattillo, M. (September 26, 2005). Bioterrorism. Advance for Nurses On-line Edition, 7(21), 21. Retrieved 1/8/2006.
This letter attests that the student has completed the training hours.
Trish O’Day, MSN, RN, CNS
Instructor, Clinical Nursing
Member, Emergency Response Committee,
The University of Texas at Austin