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NURS 290 Global Health and Nursing • 5 Cr.


Focuses on global health care within the domain of community health nursing and culturally competent practice. Provides students an opportunity to apply community health concepts in an international environment: gaining experience in diverse health care settings and participating in a community nursing health project. Prerequistes: NURS 100X and NURS 100Z, NURS 101X and NURS 101Z.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss community health nursing concepts and practice.
  • Identify factors that influence the health of communities, individuals and families within communities.
  • Analyze the relationship between globalization and health.
  • Identify international community health resources.
  • Discuss characteristics of cultural competence as manifested by individuals, health services agencies, and communities.
  • Identify cultural issues and health beliefs within the community.
  • Compare the national health program in host country to health policies and programs in the US.
  • Identify environmental issues related to the health of communities.
  • Complete a community health assessment.
  • Work effectively as a team member in the development of a collaborative community health project.
  • Apply community health nursing concepts in a community within an international environment.
  • Share the experience in a public presentation.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000