Prerequisite: Admission into the RN to BSN Completion Program. This course incorporates nursing and public health concepts with a focus on the rural community. Emphasis will be placed on health promotion, levels of prevention, principles of epidemiology, population-focused practice, culture, vulnerable populations and community crisis. The rural health care system and problems of access to health care services unique to the rural community will be explored. The role of collaborative community partnerships to improve health will be included.