The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

This assignment consists of both an interview and a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation.

Assessment/Interview

Select a community of interest in your region. Perform a physical assessment of the community.

  1. Perform a direct assessment of a community of interest using the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide.”
  2. Interview a community health and public health provider regarding that person’s role and experiences within the community.

Interview Guidelines

Interviews can take place in-person, by phone, or by Skype.

Develop interview questions to gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the health issues faced by the chosen community.

Complete the “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” prior to conducting the interview. Submit this document separately in its respective drop box.

Compile key findings from the interview, including the interview questions used, and submit these with the presentation.

 describing the chosen community interest.

Include the following in your presentation:

  1. Description of community and community boundaries: the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, educational level; ethnic and phenomenological features of the community, as well as types of social interactions; common goals and interests; and barriers, and challenges, including any identified social determinates of health.
  2. Summary of community assessment: (a) funding sources and (b) partnerships.
  3. Summary of interview with community health/public health provider.
  4. Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion.
  5. A conclusion summarizing your key findings and a discussion of your impressions of the general health of the community.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA format ting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Rubic_Print_Format

Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
NRS-428VN NRS-428VN-O504 Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation 125.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less than Satisfactory (75.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (89.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 90.0%
Description of Community and Community Boundaries: (People, Geographic, Geopolitical, Financial, Educational Level, Ethnic, Phenomenological Features and Types of Interactions, Goals, Interests, Barriers, and Challenges, Including Social Determinates of Health) 20.0% Description of boundaries of community is omitted. Description of community and boundaries is unclear or incomplete and missing one or more necessary components to give context to the community assessment. Description of community and boundaries of community is complete. A brief description of all components is offered. Description of community and boundaries of community is complete, and components of community functioning are discussed in sufficient depth. Description of community is complete. Boundaries are described in great detail, distinguishing environmental boundaries, environmental relationships, and external systems that comprise the open, community system.
Summary of Community Health Assessment 20.0% Community assessment is omitted. Community assessment is provided but discussion is vague or incomplete. Community assessment is complete, and a synopsis of each functional health pattern (FHP) is included. Nursing process and functional health patterns (FHP) are identified with clear indications for actual, at-risk, and potential for improved health. Discussion of functional health patterns is clear, complete, and comprehensive, with indications for actual, at-risk, and potential diagnoses as well as recommendations for surveillance and preventive measures.
Identification of Issue That Is Lacking or an Opportunity for Health Promotion 20.0% Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion is omitted. Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion is included but discussion is vague or incomplete NA NA Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion is effectively included.
Conclusion With Summary of Findings and Impressions of General Community Health 15.0% Conclusion is omitted. Conclusion is incomplete or unclear. Conclusion is comp

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Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide

Functional Health Pattern (FHP) Template Directions:

This FHP template is to be used for organizing community assessment data in preparation for completion of the topic assignment. Address every bulleted statement in each section with data or rationale for deferral. You may also add additional bullet points if applicable to your community.

Value/Belief Pattern

· Predominant ethnic and cultural groups along with beliefs related to health.

· Predominant spiritual beliefs in the community that may influence health.

· Availability of spiritual resources within or near the community (churches/chapels, synagogues, chaplains, Bible studies, sacraments, self-help groups, support groups, etc.).

· Do the community members value health promotion measures? What is the evidence that they do or do not (e.g., involvement in education, fundraising events, etc.)?

· What does the community value? How is this evident?

· On what do the community members spend their money? Are funds adequate?

Health Perception/Management

· Predominant health problems: Compare at least one health problem to a credible statistic (CDC, county, or state).

· Immunization rates (age appropriate).

· Appropriate death rates and causes, if applicable.

· Prevention programs (dental, fire, fitness, safety, etc.): Does the community think these are sufficient?

· Available health professionals, health resources within the community, and usage.

· Common referrals to outside agencies.

Nutrition/Metabolic

· Indicators of nutrient deficiencies.

· Obesity rates or percentages: Compare to CDC statistics.

· Affordability of food/available discounts or food programs and usage (e.g., WIC, food boxes, soup kitchens, meals-on-wheels, food stamps, senior discounts, employee discounts, etc.).

· Availability of water (e.g., number and quality of drinking fountains).

· Fast food and junk food accessibility (vending machines).

· Evidence of healthy food consumption or unhealthy food consumption (trash, long lines, observations, etc.).

· Provisions for special diets, if applicable.

· For schools (in addition to above):

· Nutritional content of food in cafeteria and vending machines: Compare to ARS 15-242/The Arizona Nutrition Standards (or other state standards based on residence)

· Amount of free or reduced lunch

Elimination (Environmental Health Concerns)

· Common air contaminants’ impact on the community.

· Noise.

· Waste disposal.

· Pest control: Is the community notified of pesticides usage?

· Hygiene practices (laundry services, hand washing, etc.).

· Bathr

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Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form

Student Name: __________________

Section & Faculty Name:_________________________________

Date of Interview: ________________

Provider Information

Provider Name :







Last

First

M.I.

Credentials:



Title:




(i.e. MS, RN, etc.)

Organization:



Phone Number:



E-mail Address:



Interview Acknowledgement

I _______________________acknowledge that I was interviewed by _____________________on the

(Provider Name)

(Student Name)

date listed above. The organization / agency does not endorse the university or the student however, the student learning experience is considered appropriate for educational purposes.

______________________________

_________________

Provider Signature

Date Signed

NOTE:

Acknowledgement form is to be returned to the student for electronic submission to the faculty member.

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