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BSN4014 Unit 3 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December
community health nurses to be able to plan effective health services for a
community, it is important for them to understand a community, understand
any health-related issues in the community and the resources available, as
well as the gaps in those resources. For this assignment, you will apply
the skills necessary to understand a community by completing a windshield
survey of a community of your choice. A windshield survey is so named
because it is often conducted from a car (though it can also be completed
on foot, bike, or public transportation) and provides a visual overview of
the conditions and trends that exist in the community that could affect
the health of the population. When completing your windshield survey, keep
in mind that the community you survey will be used as a starting point for
your other assignments throughout the course.
Use the Windshield Survey Template located in
the Resources area to conduct an assessment of your community. You will
determine what constitutes your community, but you should try to limit your
survey to an area of no more than 1–2 square miles.
Note:Be sure to know the area you are surveying. Your safety is
important to us. We suggest that you bring a friend with you. Scan the area for
potential safety issues. Never put yourself or anyone else in potential danger.
Do not bring anything of value with you if you choose to conduct the survey
outside of a car.
Next, identify one or more key health care
issues in the community. These issues could encompass anything from providing
appropriate services for an aging population to dealing with an increase in
incidence of a specific disease. After your health care issues have been
identified, locate and interview two key informants. Key informants are people
who are knowledgeable about the problems in their community. For example, if your
identified health care issue was an increase in teen pregnancies, a school
nurse could be one of your key informants. If your identified health care issue
is an increase in type 2 diabetes, you could interview a person with consistent
contact with a variety of community members—for example, someone like a
minister or a health care professional in a community center. Keep your
interview questions focused on the identified problem from the informant’s
While completing your Windshield Survey keep
in mind the following:
the Windshield Survey Template located in the Resources area.
will you describe the boundaries, environment, and culture of the
will you describe the health care services in the community?
will you describe the health care issues of the community?
assets does the community possess with regards to providing health care
services during a crisis?
are potential obstacles in the community with regards to providing health
care services during a crisis?
will you relate the information from your interviews about community
health issues to your own observations of the community?
When you submit your assignment it should
contain or follow requirements below:
questions and responses.
notes on how the responses of the key informants matches or differs from
your observations of the community.
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BSN4014 Unit 5 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December
this assignment you are to select a service learning experience in your
community and participate in that experience. Some example of appropriate
service learning experiences include, but are not limited to:
a meeting of your local health department.
a PTO meeting that focuses on a health issue.
a faith-based meeting that addresses a health issue.
four hours at a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen and observing health
issues related to the populations you are serving.
You may choose the event, but the focus of the
event must be health-based.
In addition, the service learning experience
should also include oneof the
must take place in, or be focused on, the community/neighborhood that you
observed for your Windshield Survey in Unit 3.
must involve the diverse or vulnerable population that you described in
your Windshield Survey in Unit 3.
must focus on or address the health concern that you described to complete
your Windshield Survey in Unit 3.
Once you have completed your service learning
experience, write 2–3 pagesdetailing
your experience. When composing your report you should include the following
brief description of the event you attended, and why you selected this
brief description of how the event was connected to your work on the
brief explanation of the purpose of the event you attended (for example,
discussing the spraying pesticides to reduce mosquito population to
control West Nile Virus, a report on the predicted nutritional effects of
adopting a new school lunch program, or to answer questions about a
proposal for community health responses to seasonal flooding, et cetera).
notes on the impact that community stakeholders had on the focus or
outcomes of the event.
notes on the impact that community diversity had on the focus or outcomes
of the event.
explanation of the impact that the event did have, or could potentially
have, on the health of the community.
description in which you detail the impact of the event on the community’s
health and the role nursing might play in the outcome. For example, if you
attended a PTO meeting where the focus was making sure that elementary
school children have PE, the impact might be that PE may reduce the
incidence of childhood obesity, and the role of nursing might be to help
formulate a healthy lifestyle plan.
of three resources, including at least one peer-reviewed journal not
required for this course.
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BSN4014 Unit 7 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December
this assignment you will be developing a disaster plan to address a hypothetical
disaster that could plausibly strike the community that you observed for
your Windshield Survey.
A disaster can come in many forms. We might
tend to associate disasters with mass natural disaster, like Hurricane Katrina
or the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. However, disasters also
include relatively small man-made disasters, such as a fire in an apartment
building or a gas leak in a factory (Maurer & Smith, 2013). You will also
be asked to select one of the articles from the list below that addresses a
response to a disaster, or provides guidelines for creating a disaster response
plan. You will briefly evaluate the article’s disaster response practices and
also explain aspects for the article’s disaster response that would be appropriate
to incorporate into your plan, as well as aspects that would not be feasible to
incorporate. By evaluating responses to disasters in communities outside of
your own, you will be able to bring in global perspectives as well as gain a
deeper understanding of aspects of disaster response plans that are universal,
as well as aspects that are only primarily applicable to specific communities.
Choose one of the following articles (see the
Resources area for links to these articles):
and Rondney’s 2013 article, “Critical Cultural Competence for
Culturally Diverse Workforces: Toward Equitable and Peaceful Health
Care,” from Advances in Nursing
volume 36, issue 3, pages 200–212.
et al.’s 2014 article, “Educational Needs Concerning Disaster
Preparedness and Response: A Comparison of Undergraduate Nursing Students
From Istanbul, Turkey, and Miyazaki, Japan,” from Japan
Journal of Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 2, pages
& Kudo’s 2014 article, “How Should We Prepare Differently for the
Next Disaster?” from Nursing and Health
volume 16, issue 1, pages 56–59.
et al.’s 2012 article, “Crisis Management of Tohoku; Japan Earthquake
and Tsunami, 11 March 2011,” from Iranian
Journal of Public Health, volume 41, issue 6, pages 12–20.
Your plan should address and include the
1: Article Evaluation (1–2 pages)
evaluation of the disaster response presented in the article you selected
from the provided list.
explanation of aspects of the article’s disaster response that you plan on
incorporating into your own Disaster Response Plan. Please include your
rationale for why you are choosing to incorporate these aspects into your
explanation of aspects of the article’s disaster response that would not
be appropriate or plausible to include in your disaster response plan.
Please include your rationale for why these aspects would not be
appropriate or plausible to incorporate these aspects into your plan.
2: Community Disaster Response Plan (5–7 pages)
the hypothetical disaster for your surveyed community that your plan will
be addressing. Be sure to include details such as:
of the disaster.
of the disaster.
on the community environment as a result of the disaster.
health impacts on people in the community.
and long-term health impacts on people in the community.
procedures: When and how should public health department nurses
communicate with each other in a disaster? When should they communicate
with other first responders, law enforcement, and other
resources/responders in a disaster?
procedures for coordinating care with hospitals and other resources.
During disasters, acute care hospitals become overwhelmed—less critical
patients may be treated at field hospitals, leaving room for critical
patients in functioning acute care facilities. Identify who will
communicate with whom.
triage system you would use for assessing victims.
will you address the needs of vulnerable populations (the elderly,
children, mentally ill, homeless, and so on)?
will you address cultural groups and non-English speaking persons?
will you let the residents of your community know where to go?
system will you use to fill shelters?
will you communicate shelter capacity to prevent overcrowding the
shelters? What resources will you use to help staff shelters?
many nurses will you allocate for shelters? Will you use nurses to staff
you use other nursing resources to staff shelters, such as Red Cross,
U.S. Commissioned Corps, military nurses, and so on?
resources will you use to help provide food, water, and toilet facilities
will you call and when will you call?
procedures will you implement to prevent disease outbreak?
will you care for the needs of the public health department nursing staff?
Other requirements and considerations:
plan should be as detailed as possible.
a minimum of four peer-reviewed journal articles (the article you select
from the provided list counts as one of the four) to support the
effectiveness of your plan. Be sure to use proper APA style and
a title page.
a reference page. Be sure to use proper APA style and formatting.
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BSN4014 Unit 9 Assignment 1 latest 2016 December
Assessment and Nursing Care Plan
Your final assignment for this course has two
components. For the first component you will use the information you obtained
in your Windshield Survey and interviews from Unit 3 to develop a Community
Assessment. The second component utilizes the Community Assessment to develop a
Assessment (5–7 pages)
Using the information in your Windshield
Survey, identify threehealth-based
problems within the community you surveyed. Explain why you believe these are
problems within the community. Then develop onenursing
diagnosis for each problem. Use references to support your nursing diagnosis.
This portion of your project will include:
key informant interview questions and responses.
of three health-based problems.
of one nursing diagnosis for each problem.
Note: The description of the three
health-based problems and their nursing diagnoses should add an additional 1–2 pagesof material to this
section. Your Windshield Survey and interview questions and responses will be
however long they were when you submitted them in Unit 3.
Select one of the problems from your Community
Assessment and develop a nursing care plan for that problem. The Nursing Care
Plan will use the nursing diagnosis from the Community Assessment to help
develop nursing interventions. This portion of your project will include:
description of the problem that addresses the epidemiology of the problem,
10–15 year trends of the problem, a comparison of the epidemiology to any
health disparities for local, state, national, and global populations.
selection of three primary nursing interventions for the identified
selection of three secondary nursing interventions for the identified
selection of three tertiary nursing interventions for the identified
description and explanation of the nursing role in relation to the
identified problem, and what the nurse will do at eachlevel of
intervention (for example, client teaching, project management, direct
delivery of care, surveillance, and so on).
This explanation must be specific and answer
the following questions:
1. What is
the nursing role in the primary interventions?
specifically does your plan require the nurse to do?
on your primary interventions, what will the nurse do in the secondary
specifically will the nurse do in the tertiary interventions?
You will need to support your Nursing Care
Plan with current literature:
minimum of one peer-reviewed journal article that supports your choice of
the problem (for example, an article that supports the statement that
infant mortality is a problem).
minimum of one peer-reviewed journal article that supports one of your
nursing interventions (for example, an article supporting a statement that
prenatal education programs are efficacious and improve birth outcomes).
minimum of one peer-reviewed nursing research article supporting the role
of nursing (for example, a research-based article that supports the idea
that clients prefer prenatal education classes that are delivered by a
You may use your course text and unit readings
as resources, but you must also use at least two resources not required for
this course. Be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting when citing and
referencing these articles.
Your final project submission should be
organized with the following:
Assessment—Windshield Survey, key informant interview, identification of
three health-based problems.
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