University of Calgary

NURS 551 - Rural Health - Fall 2021

Using a social determinant of health perspective, an examination and solutions to health, health care beliefs, and health care challenges of people living in rural communities, as well as the strengths of rural communities. An exploration of the implications for rural health care theory, practice, education, ethics and research as well as geographical, historical, sociocultural, economic, and political variables that affect health. Multidisciplinary and international content and nursing practice experience in rural settings will also be explored.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-0)


  • Nursing 495, 497, 498, 499.


  • Nursing 589, 585 and 3 units from Nursing 517, 541, 550, 552, 553.


  • Credit for Nursing 551 and 503.51 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2022.
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