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Community Assessment Project (30% of course grade)
This assignment allows you the opportunity to perform course objectives in “real life” by assessing a community as client, arrive at a community diagnosis, propose interventions, and decide how you would measure the outcomes. As seniors, you will also perform all areas of GFU Nursing Core Competencies in this project. You will relate your project to overarching public health goals and Healthy People 2020 Objectives and Goals.
The project needs to include at least 5 current evidence-based, data, peer reviewed Nursing and Public Health research journal sources, no more than 5 years old, applicable to your population. A Fifteen-minute presentation of project to peers at end of semester.
Describe the community. This section is similar to the demographic information about a patient. For the community, it is a demographic description including Place, People and Function. Include at least 3 descriptors of Place, 3 for People/person, and 3 for Function.
Assessment is similar to what you do with an individual in collecting data and information to critically think about how to understand the person, health, strengths, and goals. For community, it is a process of identifying needs, clarifying problems, and identifying strengths and resources.
Assessing community requires:
What are the strengths and problems for this community?
What are the risk factors?
What factors contribute to the problems?
What happens if the problem is not solved?
Community Nursing Diagnosis 10%
State your Community nursing diagnosis (4 parts). Support it with your data & analysis. “______________ in (population focus here) related to __________________as evidenced by____________.”
(Goals 10%; Interventions 15%)
This section can be in “tables,” or blocks, it does not need to be a narrative paragraph. It should be easily readable.
Evaluation of the Interventions and Outcomes 15%
Interventions do not need to be implemented, but you do need to determine how would you measure their effectiveness.Gather ideas from Healthy People 2020 that has measurements for their objectives. Your book identifies Demographics, Socioeconomic and Environment factors, individual and community health status, and use of health services as examples.
Group Reflection 5% (Narrative)
What are the strengths of the group, what problems arose and how did you solve these problems? What might you do differently next time you do a group project?
Mechanics of Paper 5%
APA format including a title page, section headers (Introduction, Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Evaluation and Group Reflection), spelling, grammar, citations, and reference page.
Uses/cites 5 current (within the past 5 years) Evidence-based data, peer reviewed Nursing and Public Health research journal sources
In Class Group Presentation of the Project, Peer Review Criteria 5%