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This course prepares the DNP student to develop and evaluate approaches to health care delivery that address the needs of various populations with a focus on wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention. Students will examine, utilize, and evaluate social determinants of health as they apply to advanced nursing practice and population health. The emphasis is on theories and research to promote and preserve wellness lifestyles in client populations, disease risk appraisal and reduction strategies. Students will assess population health models, frameworks, and practice guidelines to address health status of populations and sources of health inequalities. The DNP student will be expected to apply these principles along with knowledge of nursing science to conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment of health and illness as it relates to prevention and population health. Students will be expected to complete 30 hours of practicum during the course.