Community/Public Health Nursing,
Edition 8 Promoting the Health of Populations
By Mary A. Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB and Melanie McEwen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Publication Date: 23 Jan 2023

Master the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in community health nursing! Community/Public Health Nursing, 8th Edition discusses the nurse’s role in population health promotion with a unique "upstream" preventive focus and a strong social justice approach, all in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how nurses can take an active role in social action and health policy — especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. This edition integrates the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model to help you prepare for the Next Generation NCLEX®. Clinical examples and photo novellas show how nursing concepts apply to the real world.

Key Features

  • Active Learning boxes test your knowledge of the content you’ve just read, helping provide clinical application and knowledge retention.
  • UNIQUE! Social justice approach promotes health for all people, emphasizing society’s responsibility to protect all human life and ensure that all people have their basic needs met, such as adequate health protection.
  • UNIQUE! Veterans’ Health chapter presents situations and considerations unique to the care of military veterans.
  • Genetics in Public Health boxes reflect increasing scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of using genetic tests and family health history to guide public health interventions.
  • UNIQUE! "Upstream" focus addresses contributing factors of poor health and promotes community efforts to address potential health problems before they occur.
  • Case studies present the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process in practical and manageable examples.
  • UNIQUE! Photo novellas — stories in photograph form — show real-life clinical scenarios and highlight the application of important community/public health nursing roles.
  • Consistent pedagogy at the beginning of each chapter includes learning objectives, key terms and chapter outlines to help you locate important information and focus your study time.
  • Clinical Examples present snippets of real-life client situations.
  • Theoretical frameworks common to nursing and public health aid in the application of familiar and new theory bases to problems and challenges in the community.
  • Research Highlights introduce you to the growing amount of community/public health nursing research literature.
  • Ethical Insights boxes present situations of ethical dilemmas or considerations pertinent to select chapter topics.

New Features

  • NEW! Online case studies for the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination (NGN) provide you with the necessary tools to prepare for the NGN.
  • NEW! Overview of the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model provides information on the latest recommendations to promote evidence-based client decisions.
  • NEW! Healthy People 2030 boxes highlight the most current national health care goals and objectives throughout the text.
About the author
By Mary A. Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB, Special Assistant to the Dean College of Health for Grant Writing, Tenured Professor, School of Nursing, Joint Appointment MPH Program, Kasiska Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho and Melanie McEwen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Distinguished Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas
Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Community Health Nursing
1. Health: A Community View
2. Historical Factors: Public Health Nursing in Context
3. Thinking Upstream: Nursing Theories and Population-Focused Nursing Practice
4. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction
Unit 2: The Art and Science of Community Health Nursing
5. Epidemiology
6. Community Assessment
7. Community Health Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
8. Community Health Education and Engagement
9. Case Management
Unit 3: Factors that Influence the Health of the Community
10. Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Community Health Nursing
11. The Healthcare System
12. Economics of Health Care
13. Cultural Diversity and Community Health Nursing
14. Environmental Health
15. Health in the Global Community
Unit 4: Aggregates in the Community
16. Child and Adolescent Health
17. Women’s Health
18. Men’s Health
19. Senior Health
20. Family Health
Unit 5: Vulnerable Populations
21. Populations Affected by Disabilities
22. Veterans’ Health
23. Homeless Populations
24. Rural and Migrant Health
25. Populations Affected by Mental Illness
Unit 6: Population Health Problems
26. Communicable Disease
27. Substance Abuse
28. Violence
29. Natural and Man-Made Disasters
Unit 7: Community Health Settings
30. School Health
31. Occupational Health
32. Forensic and Correctional Nursing
33. Faith Community Nursing
34. Home Health and Hospice

Book details
ISBN: 9780323795319
Page Count: 800
Illustrations : 185 illustrations (185 in full color)
Retail Price : £95.99
Instructor Resources

Students in community health nursing courses in baccalaureate and RN-to-BSN programs

Market size: 363,433 students

  • No. of students enrolled in BSN programs: 223,846
  • No. of students enrolled in RN-to-BSN programs: 139,587

*Source: 2018-2019 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing AACN report