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2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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NUR 209 - Health Literacy


Semester Hours: 1
This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental concepts and issues surrounding health literacy in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. Conducted in an intensive and interactive format, this seminar will use educational strategies and tools that promote effective written and oral communication and are designed to address issues related to culturally and linguistically appropriate effective communication. Learners will gain experience with practical applications of health literacy that promote changes in healthcare delivery systems that improve health information, communication, informed decision-making, and access to health services. Students will utilize evidence-based health literacy research and learn how to implement personal and organizational strategies that promote effective communication, patient-centered care and positive health outcomes. The course implements an interprofessional learning environment to prepare the nurse practitioner with a foundational knowledge of the issues and challenges of low health literacy and implications to safety, outcomes and health equity that can be integrated into their roles as nurse practitioners.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
For Graduate Nursing Majors only.


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