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BSN Degree students complete 13 credit hours studying Community Center Care including 3 credit hours of clinicals in non-profit organizations who provide services in the Kansas City area. Students study community care from a multi-system perspective to understand the dynamic community environments which encompass individuals and families throughout the lifespan. This course provides students opportunities to apply their skills in maternal child, mental health, and community health nursing. These courses experience includes a wide variety of learning activities including readings, discussions, case studies, written assignments, lectures, simulations, online activities, virtual communities, and audiovisuals.

Course Descriptions and Objectives

N450 Community Centered Care I: 5 Credit Hours
This course presents a multi-systems approach to prepare students to care for individuals, families, and aggregates across the lifespan within dynamic community environments in a changing healthcare system. This course provides students with opportunities to expand their knowledge in specific areas related to nursing practice: maternal-child, mental health, and community health nursing. This course is offered in hybrid format in which students become members of a virtual community, providing the context for applied learning. (Prerequisites: N351, N365, N376, N378, N380; Co-requisite: N451 and N452; Pre- or Co-requisites: N387) 

N451 Community Centered Care II: 5 Credit Hours 
This course continues a multi-systems approach designed to prepare students to care for individuals, families, and aggregates across the lifespan within dynamic community environments in a changing healthcare system. This course provides students with opportunities to expand their knowledge in specific areas related to nursing practice: maternal-child, mental health, and community health nursing. It is offered in hybrid format in which students become members of a virtual community, providing the context for applied learning. (Prerequisites: N351, N365, N376, N378, N380; Co-requisite: N452 and N450; Pre- or Co-requisites: N387) 
 
N452 Community Centered Care Clinical I: 3 Credit Hours
This clinical course sets the context for students to care for individuals, families, and aggregates across the lifespan in a variety of settings. This course provides students opportunities to apply their skills in specific areas related to nursing practice: maternal-child, mental health, and community health nursing. The students will become members of a community, with the focus on care of vulnerable populations. (Prerequisites: N351, N365, N376, N378, N380; Co-requisite: N450 and N451; Pre- or Co-requisites: N387)