Students concentrate on the nurseâ€™s roles of provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of a profession. Students use evidence-based practice resources to promote optimal health in individuals, families, groups, and the community. Emphasis is placed on vulnerable and diverse populations. Current public health problems, epidemiology, trends in healthcare delivery, and community resources are examined. Students analyze the sociocultural, political, economic, ethical, and environmental factors that influence community and global health. Students learn how to partner and interact with the interprofessional health care team within community agencies. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program.