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NR 443 - RN Community Health Nursing DeVry

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NR 443 Week 1 DQ 1 Healthy People 2020
NR 443 Week 1 DQ 2 Determinants of Health
NR 443 Week 2 Caring for Populations; Milestone 1; Windshield Survey Form
NR 443 Week 2 DQ 1 Census Data and Epidemiological Data
NR 443 Week 2 DQ 2 Communicable Diseases (graded)
NR 443 Week 3 DQ 1 Collaborating With the Community
NR 443 Week 3 DQ 2 Resources
NR 443 Week 4 Caring for Populations; Milestone 2; Assessment and Diagnosis
NR 443 Week 4 DQ 1 Concerns for the School Nurse
NR 443 Week 4 DQ 2 Nurse's Role in Community Health Settings
NR 443 Week 5 DQ 1 Vulnerable Populations
NR 443 Week 5 DQ 2 Priority Setting When Working With Vulnerable Populations
NR 443 Week 6 Caring for Populations; Milestone 3; Intervention and Evaluation (Presentation)
NR 443 Week 6 DQ 1 Environmental Pollutants
NR 443 Week 6 DQ 2 Disaster Preparedness
NR 443 Week 7 DQ 1 How Do You Define Health
NR 443 Week 7 DQ 2 Affordable Healthcare

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NR 443 Week 1 Discussion Questions


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NR 443 Week 1 Discussion 1 Healthy People 2020

The federal government developed Healthy People as a set of national health objectives that are
periodically evaluated to measure progress in the nations health goals and healthcare services.
HP 2020 has a renewed focus on identifying, measuring, tracking, and reducing health disparities
through a determinants-of-health approach. This week, please briefly discuss a Healthy People
2020 objective under the topic area of your choice. Go to www.healthypeople.gov and select any
one of the objectives under the topic area of your interest. Using the local, national, or
international news, describe actions you, as a community health nurse, could take in formulating
policy changes to help promote the objective you have selected. Cite references to support your
views.
NR 443 Week 1 Discussion 2 Determinants of Health

Healthy People 2020 identified four Foundation Health Measures (FHM) that reflect the major
health concerns in the United States. The third FHM isDeterminants of Health. The description
of Determinants of Health is: A range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors
that influence health status are known as determinants of health. Determinants of health include
such things as biology, genetics, individual behavior, access to health services, and the
environment in which people are born, live, learn, play, work, and age (U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, n.d., About Determinants of Health section, para. 1).
Go to the Learn More About Determinants of Health.............and choose one of the five
Determinants of Health that you feel is most important for community health. In your posting,
share the determinant of health and the rationale for your choice. Remember to cite any
references used for developing your rationale.

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NR 443 Week 2 Discussion Questions
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NR 443 Week 2 Discussion 1 Census Data and Epidemiological Data

Go online to the U.S. Census Bureau at............Obtain information about the demographic
characteristics of the population for your county of residence. Once you are on the website,
choose the link to QuickFacts, and from there you can choose state, county, and city data. You
may have to look at county data if your city is not listed. There is also a tab where you can see
U.S. comparable data, too. Include information about age, income, housing, and education. Post
a brief summary of the key demographic characteristics of the population in your county (do not
copy and paste directly from the website) and apply these data to your community by answering
the following questions:
How do the data from your county compare to the sets of data from the other counties posted
by other students in your discussion group?
Based on the demographic data, what health needs might you anticipate for the population in
your county?
NR 443 Week 2 Discussion 2 Communicable Diseases

Review the levels of prevention of communicable diseases discussed in Chapter 25 (Nies &
McEwen, 2011). Choose a communicable disease objective listed within theHealthy People 2020
topic area (p. 492). Discuss a role (function) that you, as a CHN, could play in implementing the
objective. What community health nursing intervention would you implement? Describe at least
two levels of prevention you could address and how you can address them.

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NR 443 Week 3 Discussion 1 Collaborating With the Community

Identify a community or aggregate you are currently involved with at home (personal life) or at
work. Cite some major value, major strengths, and health needs of your community or aggregate.
How could a nurse work collaboratively with a community to build on these strengths and
facilitate community empowerment? Keep in mind the different methods of community outreach
the nurse could utilize.
NR 443 Week 3 Discussion 2 Resources

Assurance is one of the three core functions of public health. Knowing what resources are
available is part of this function. Find a resource in your community that could be used as a
referral source and share information about the services provided. Who is eligible for the
services? What could be done in order to improve the accessibility, acceptability, affordability, or
availability of this resource in your community? Make sure to address all four of the A's in your
posting.

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NR 443 Week 4 Discussion 1 Concerns for the School Nurse

As the school nurse role continues to evolve, there are increasingly more health concerns for the
school nurse. Does the locale make a difference in the problems, or are health problems in
children and adolescents universal? In some inner-city areas, poor nutrition is a prevalent issue.
What do you think are the biggest problems in your areas?
NR 443 Week 4 Discussion 2 Nurse's Role in Community Health Settings

When caring for populations in community settings, the nurse has many different roles, such as
advocate, case manager, educator, researcher, administrator, and so on. Choose one of the
community healthcare settings from your textbook or lessons and discuss how one of these roles
might be carried out by the community health nurse in the setting you chose.

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NR 443 Week 5 Discussion 1 Vulnerable Populations

As nurses, we all know what we should do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but often knowledge
does not translate into actual behavior. Vulnerable populations may face additional individual
and/or societal barriers to being healthy. What are those barriers? What can nurses do to
overcome some of the barriers that you identified?
NR 443 Week 5 Discussion 2 Priority Setting When Working With Vulnerable Populations

This week, we have discussed many different vulnerable populations. Choose a vulnerable
population and discuss what you think the top three priorities are for a CHN working with them.
Cite at least one scholarly reference that supports your decision.

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NR 443 Week 6 Discussion 1 Environmental Pollutants

Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Envirofacts website at.............Enter your city,
zip code, or location. Explore the site to learn more about your environment and things that
might be impacting the health of its citizens. Identify something new you learned about your
environment and how it could be affecting health by completing this statement, I didnt know
____. How could you, in the role of a community health nurse, address these concerns?
NR 443 Week 6 Discussion 2 Disaster Preparedness

Visit the website..............Review the steps for being prepared for a disaster. As a community
health nurse, what elements do you think are important to stress to the community? How is your
community preparing for a potential disaster, or how has it prepared?

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NR 443 Week 7 Discussion 1 How Do You Define Health

Think about how you define health. Do you think your definition is universal, or is it specific to
your culture and/or beliefs? How might another culture's definition differ?
NR 443 Week 7 Discussion 2 Affordable Healthcare

Please explore the website...........Choose the Get Answers tab towards the top of the page. Please
review several of the topics under this tab and share something that you learned about how the
Marketplace works and how this would apply to those in your community. The Affordable Care
Act is a controversial topic and Im sure there are many different viewpoints represented in our
class. For this discussion, lets focus on understanding the basics of the Marketplace so that we
can provide accurate information for our patients and communities.

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