In this course, students implement the nursing roles of provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of a profession. Students apply evidence-based practice resources to provide holistic nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities. The focus is on assisting vulnerable and/or diverse populations to achieve optimal health goals and outcomes. Knowledge of current public health problems, epidemiology, trends in healthcare delivery, and community resources are applied. Students analyze the sociocultural, political, economic, ethical, and environmental factors that influence community and global health. Students partner and interact with the interprofessional health care team and community agencies to positively influence community health care. Clinical/laboratory experience consists of 135 contact hours. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program. Graded on an S/U basis.