Community.

Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice. Explain the process and summarize the results.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

 

  • Competency 1: Health Assessment – Conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.
    • Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels.
    • Explain the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment.
    • Summarize the findings of a health assessment for a specific population.
  • Competency 3: Nursing Research and Informatics – Incorporate evidence-based practice interventions (for example, information systems and patient care technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of patients, promoting health across the lifespan.
    • Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information presented.
  • Competency 5: Communication – Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional.

Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice as you complete the following:

  1. Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at each of the following levels:
    1. Community.
    2. Group.