COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

The following is a list from which a topic may be selected for your presentation(s). These are only suggestions; you may have another area that you may want to explore; these presentations will be done at the clinical site (confirm with clinical professor for evaluation method):
• Global society
• Cultural competence
• Health promotion-exercise, nutrition, disease prevention, immunizations, wellness, fitness, Breast & cervical cancer screening; mental health
• Environmental safety
• Community empowerment
• Care of families
• Care of populations-health disparities
• Child and adolescent needs
• Health needs of men or women-sexual and reproductive health
• Health needs of older adults
• Meeting the needs of the homeless
• Home care
• School client care
• Work setting client care
• Correctional client care
• Communicable diseases-TB, STD’s, HIV/AIDS
• Substance Abuse-Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, etc.
• Mental Health client needs
• Societal violence
• Physical health problems
• Urban and rural care
• Disaster care
• Community resources

Community Health Teaching Project

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
This assignment will be submitted in 2 parts. The student will outline a Community Health Plan and Health Education Lesson Plan for his/her community and implement this in his/her community.
Students will use the following steps to formulate a community health nursing project.
First, the student will submit a two-page proposal that follows APA reference format.
The steps are outlined below:
1. Assessment: Assess a targeted population in your community to see what needs to exist. This is done by researching health data for your population. Make sure you select and define your community by noting the history of your community.
2. Capture a picture of your selected community. What are the vital statistics of your community? Think about socioeconomic statistics. What are the leading causes of death? What illnesses or diseases are present in your community? Do citizens in your community have easy access to primary care? What are the most prevalent health problems in your community?
3. Formulate a community health nursing diagnosis related to this health need, based on this data, what are the strengths and needs of your community?
4. Plan community intervention. Ask yourself if this will have a positive health impact in the designated population? How do you know?
5. Implementation. Create an educational presentation that will address the most important needs of your population. The presentation must be arranged with your instructor. The instructor will attend your presentation virtually or in person.

 

How would you evaluate your intervention?

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

Examples for the project: Health screening, health education, getting a sidewalk or gym or rec. center built, provide car seats for children in poverty areas, design and after-school-program for at risk students, provide training to inmates or correctional facility staff on infection control, organize a home visitation for at-risk teen moms, teaching nutritional cooking to moms receiving WIC, intervene in a communicable disease outbreak situation, develop a disaster plan, STD/HIV reduction rate program in a specific population, increase immunization rates in school-age children, Safety (texting while driving)(car seats)(firearm)(summer), depression screening of college students, assessing client satisfaction with public health services, obesity prevention, nutrition programs, physical fitness programs, marketing prenatal care, CHIP (community health improvement plan), teaching parents alternative discipline methods, tobacco cessation, etc.

Please, refer to the following documents to identify a possible topic for the Teaching projects/presentations.

1. See Healthy People 2030 list of related federal government priority problems to be remedied for your age group.
2. See the JCAHO list of Safety Problems for this year.
3. Speak with your professor and determine Quality Improvement Projects available, Incident Reports for the last year.
4. Do a needs survey of your classmates to determine their perception of what they want to learn?

The following is a list of suggested special projects/activities:

1. Poster.
2. Games.
3. Bulletin boards.
4. Videos.
5. Flyer