NURS 4250 ~ Community Health Nursing
This course requires 32 hours of clinical experience which is divided between health education/ advocacy for clients of a community agency and completing a community assessment. The written requirements for each clinical option are included here and will be discussed in the first class meeting.
COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT (16 hours)
Community Assessment Project
and interviews, must be used and documented. Based on your assessment, identify a community diagnosis, goal(s) and interventions. Evaluate by relating this information to
an objective identified in "Healthy People 2010".
This information is to be collected, organized and compiled in a notebook with divisions for each segment of assessment:
The Community as Client Model
The focus of this assessment is the community. Everyone is part of at least one community. Every community is affected by eight subsystems: recreation; physical environment; education; safety and transportation; politics and government; health and social services; communication; and economics. In addition to the "people" (the core) of the community, these eight subsystems come together to form the assessment data for your community assessment project.
Specific information and detailed descriptions can be found in Anderson, E. T., & McFarlane, J. M. (1988) Community as client: Application of the nursing process. Philadelphia: Lippincott. (Pertinent chapters are on reserve and the library has copies of the book) or in newer edition: Anderson, E. T., & McFarlane, J. M. (1996). Community as partner: Theory and practice in nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott.
You are to apply the nursing process in this project and include the elements described below:
Once the assessment data have been collected and analyzed, a community diagnosis and goal(s) are to be identified. These must be based on your data and may be developed with input from the community. The format for this diagnostic statement can be found in your textbook (Swanson & Nies, 1997, p. 112).
Community Diagnosis and Goal(s) 6 points
Interventions (at least two of each)
Discussion of relationship of assessment,
diagnosis, goal(s), and interventions 4 points
to "Healthy People 2010" objective.
***These points will be converted
to the appropriate percentage of the points
(35) allotted for the group grade. An
additional 5 points are possible from self and peer evaluations.