community health

NUR2680L Community Needs Assessment QEP Paper TEMPLATE

Reflection


(In this section, you may now begin to write in first person (I, me, my).

Address the following questions in a narrative fashion:

· Explain how learning about a windshield survey and conducting one has affected the way that you view communities in general or this community specifically.

· How can nursing as a discipline advocate for communities like this to address the needs

identified?

· Identify three opportunities that you as a future health care professional could seek out to become civically engaged within your community.

· How do you think the role of community health nurses will evolve in the future?


(Provide the reader with an outline (in narrative form) of what you will accomplish in this paper.)
Introduce the community being assessed (zip code, location, boundaries, type of dwellings). Give a very brief overview of some of the needs in your community that you discovered as a result of this study. What could be the role of community health nursing to meet these needs?

Community Data

(Make sure to cite reliable and professional sources- Healthy People, US Census, Miami Matters, etc)

People: Based on your research, discuss the community demographics, social factors, and cultural factors. This includes who makes up the community, the socio-economic status, and cultural influences. Also include your observations from the windshield survey.

Environment: Discuss the physical and social environments that can affect health. This includes discussing available public spaces (parks, playgrounds, gardens) and are the spaces clean and maintained or littered? Include observations from the windshield survey such as the availability of bike lanes, streetlights, or sidewalks (are they maintained or cracked.) Other environmental factors to consider are signs, billboards, and graffiti. Are there concerns with air, water, or noise pollution? Is violence an issue or does it feel safe?

Social Systems: Discuss the health systems available (hospitals, urgent care, assisted living, pharmacies), resources (buses/trains, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, places of worship, schools, childcare, food pantries, fast food vs healthy food options) and services (police, fire, gyms, YMCA, museums, cultural centers).

Summary


(Summarize the most important points and draw any final conclusions about topic
).

State the priority needs (top 1 or 2) that have been identified by conducting this community needs assessment. Explain how this need makes the community vulnerable to negative health outcomes and how nurses could help meet this need.

Recommendations

Identify a

MDC BLSON 1/2020 QEP Grading Rubric T.M

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE BENJAMIN LEON SCHOOL OF NURSING

QEP GRADING RUBRIC

Criteria Score-Exemplary (A)
18.5-20%

Score-Proficient (B)
16.9-18.4%

Score-Developing (C)
15.3-16.8%

Score-Emerging (D)
13.7-15.2%

Score-Deficient (F)
0-13.6%

Introduction States topic
thoroughly with a
well-developed
definitive statement
which is consistently
the focal point
throughout the
paper.

States the topic
clearly with adequate
direction for the
paper and is the focal
point for most of the
paper.

States topic but is
too vague or unclear
and focal point not
maintained
throughout the
paper.

The topic is not
clearly defined and
lacks focus
throughout.

Fails to identify the
topic and lacks focus
throughout.

Content/Application
of Scholarly
Resources

At least two (2) cited,
scholarly sources
which are current,
(within the last 5-10
years) and relevant,
to the topic. There is
analysis,
(compare/contrast)
of the topic.

At least two (2) cited,
scholarly sources
which are current,
(within the last 5-10
years) and relevant,
to the topic.
However, there is
limited, or no
analysis, (compare
and contrast) of the
topic.

Only one (1) cited,
scholarly source
which is current,
(within the last 5-10
years) relevant, to
the topic. However,
there is limited, or no
analysis, (compare
and contrast) of the
topic.

Only one (1) cited,
scholarly source
which is current,
(within the last 5-10
years) relevant, to
the topic. However,
there is no analysis,
(compare and
contrast) of the topic.

There is no cited
scholarly source.
There is no analysis,
(compare and
contrast) of the topic.

MDC BLSON 1/2020 QEP Grading Rubric T.M

Conclusion Thoroughly
Summarizes what
was learned from this
assignment and the
particular topic.
Includes if new
knowledge was
gained.

Clearly summarizes
what was learned
from the assignment
and the particular
topic. Includes if new
knowledge was
gained.

Mostly summarizes
what was learned
from the assignment
and the particular
topic. Does not
include whether or
not new knowledge
was gained.

Minimal summary of
the topic.

There is a lack of
summary of the
topic.

Writing Content is well
organized, logical,
and clearly stated
with little, or no
grammatical,
punctuation, or
spelling errors.

Content is mostly
organized, logical and
clearly stated and
with minimal
grammatical,
punctuation, or
spelling errors.

Content is somewhat
organized, several
ideas are off topic,
several grammatical,
punctuation and
spelling errors.

Content is fairly
organized, many
ideas are off topic,

MDC BLSON T.M./R.S 12/2019 QEP Fundamentals Writing Prompt

School of Nursing QEP Writing Prompt

NUR 2680L (Community Health Nursing)

For this scholarly paper, you will complete a community needs assessment of your zip code/
neighborhood. Utilizing the community assessment components (People, Place/Environment, and
Social Systems), address the guidelines listed below:

Describe the Community

1. People (demographic data and biological, social, and cultural factors)

2. Place/Environment (physical and environmental factors)

3. Social Systems (health systems, economic factors, resources, and services)
Research and Analysis of the Community

 Conduct a windshield survey of your neighborhood.

 Analyze the data on your community (the windshield survey information along with any data and
statistics you found).

 Identify your community’s needs and strengths.

 Identify a community health program/resource that your community could utilize to alleviate the
needs you’ve indicated.

 Summarize how this community health program/resource helps meet the Healthy People 2030
initiatives.

 Reflect on what you learned from the assignment and how it will impact your practice in the future.

Requirements:

 Your paper must be APA format and at least 750 words not to exceed 1000 words.

 Double space your paper and use Times New Roman 12-point font and 1” margins.

 Proofread your paper; visit and present proof of seeing a writing tutor before submitting

your paper to “Turn-it-in”.

 A minimum of two (2) scholarly references (ex. Healthy People 2030 and Center for
Disease Control) must be used. APA format must be used in citing and referencing

sources.