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.

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    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 complete, with general summary of findings. Conclusion is clear, with a comprehensive discussion of findings and general health of the community. Conclusion is comprehensive, with a detailed summary of key findings that explains general health of the community and offers rationale for recommendations.
    Summary of Interview With Community Health/Public Health Provider 15.0% Summary table is omitted. Summary table is incomplete or unclear. Summary table includes all functional health patterns with adequate documentation. Summary table is clear, with a detailed and comprehensive description of findings from an assessment of the chosen community. Summary table is comprehensive, with a detailed description of findings, as well as actual, at-risk, and potential diagnoses and recommendations for surveillance and preventative measures.
    Organization, Effectiveness, and Format 10.0%
    Layout 5.0% The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident. The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text. The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability. The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text. The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
    Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.) 5.0% Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately. Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately. Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part. The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly. The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
    Total Weightage 100%
 
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