SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
School of Nursing
DIVERSE POPULATIONS AND HEALTH CARE
NURS 204, 3 units
This course addresses planning for health promotion and disease prevention among diverse
populations, providing available, accessible, and culturally competent care for individuals, families,
PREREQUISITE OR CONCURRENT COURSES
NURS 200, NURS 202
By the completion of this course, students will demonstrate their ability to:
Use demographic, epidemiological, and environmental data in assessing the health status of
vulnerable populations within an identified community.
Differentiate and compare the variations in health, cultural norms, and health care practices
among diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, age, and gender groups.
Identify the individual, ethical, and social factors that influence the availability, accessibility,
and delivery of health care services for diverse populations, including individuals, families,
Identify the collaborative and leadership skills required for advanced nursing practice within
a multidisciplinary and multicultural community context.
Design a comprehensive, holistic, and culturally competent program to address the health
promotion and disease prevention needs of an identified client population including using
Incorporate an understanding of theories and research in designing strategies to promote
healthy lifestyles among diverse populations and to empower client populations in attaining
and maintaining wellness.
In-class and web-based participation /activities/peer presentation evaluation
Brief personal culture self assessment paper
Vulnerable, culturally distinct, population assessment individual paper
based on an ethnic group other than the student’s
presentation of population in #3 including evaluation of
a relevant website
Group presentation of
a health promotion
program designed to meet the needs
of identified, culturally distinct, vulnerable populations