Week 1 Discussion DQ 1 & DQ 2 Latest 2015 November
Let’s start with a broad overview of public health nursing.
The three core functions of public health are assessment, assurance, and policy
development (Nies & McEwen, 2015, p. 6).
Describe one of these core public health functions.
Discuss how this core function relates to one intervention
from the Public Health Intervention Wheel (Nies & McEwen, 2015, pp. 14–15).
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/public
health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO:
What makes some healthy and others ill? Healthy People 2020
identifies five determinants of health that influence the health of individuals
and populations. Healthy People 2020 describes them as “A range of
personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health
status are known as determinants of health” (U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, 2014, About Determinants of Health, para. 1). Determinants fall
into five categories including: (a) policy making, (b) social factors, (c)
health services, (d) individual behavior, and (e) biology and genetics.
Go to the “Determinants of Health” link
and click on each determinant to read about all of the determinants.
Choose one of the five determinants. In your posting,
describe this determinant and its importance.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014)
HealthyPeople2020: About Determinants of Health. Retrieved from
Devry NR443 Week 2 Discussion DQ 1
& DQ 2 Latest 2015 November
In this discussion thread, you will view a windshield survey video
of a community called Iron Ridge to practice performing part of a windshield
survey. Review the categories and questions in Box 6-2 on page 98 of your text
(Nies & McEwen, 2015).
Click.equella.ecollege.com/file/d566111f-86aa-4b85-ba8a-5592145776e5/31/U2_Lesson_Community_Windshield_Survey.mp4″>HEREto view the windshield
Click.equella.ecollege.com/file/d566111f-86aa-4b85-ba8a-5592145776e5/31/U2_Community_Windshield_Survey.html”>HEREto read a transcript of
Next, choose one of the six assessment categories from Box 6-2,
and discuss what you observed about Iron Ridge related to the questions in that
Also, discuss how a community health nurse might prioritize the identified
needs to begin planning an intervention.
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015).Community/Public
health nursing: Promoting the health of populations(6th ed.). St. Louis, MO:
Demographic and Epidemiological Assessment (graded)
For this post, you will collect assessment data about your city or
county. This post will include information about demographics (general
characteristics) and epidemiological data (disease or health behavior rates) of
your community. This data collection will help with two sections of your Week 4
Milestone 2 assignment.
data:Go online to the U.S. Census Bureau at.census.gov/”>http://quickfacts.census.gov/. Obtain information about
the demographic characteristics of the population for your city or county
of residence. You may have to look at county data if your city is not
listed. Collect a range of demographic data about age, ethnicity, poverty
levels, housing, and education.
data:Go to your city or county health department
website (search the Internet) or County Health Rankings (.countyhealthrankings.org/”>http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/) to discuss
epidemiological data about your area. Identify several priority health
concerns for your area.
Here is a helpful tip sheet about the.equella.ecollege.com/file/d566111f-86aa-4b85-ba8a-5592145776e5/15/Instructions_on_US_Census_Web_Site.pdf”>U.S. Census
will assist you in using this website as a resource.
Devry NR443 Week 3 Discussion DQ 1
& DQ 2 Latest 2015 November
This week, you are learning about
many different vulnerable populations. Choose one vulnerable population.
Briefly describe this vulnerable population.
Discuss several risk factors that may impact health
outcomes for this group.
Describe two priorities for community health nurses
working with this population.
Review the Week 3 Case Study that
may be found in Doc Sharing.
Assurance is one of the three core
functions of public health. Find a resource in your community (other than WIC)
that could assist Mary during her pregnancy. Start by searching the Internet
for your local health department’s website. What services do they provide for
pregnant women or those with mental health concerns? What about your local
welfare office? Do they provide prenatal or mental health services? Are there
any service organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, or churches providing help
for pregnant women or those experiencing mental health concerns?
Briefly describe the types of services that you found.
Choose one agency and assess this agency in terms of the 4 As. Is
it accessible, acceptable, affordable, or available for Mary or other pregnant
women that you case-manage?
Devry NR443 Week 4 Discussion DQ 1
& DQ 2 Latest 2015 November
As the school nurse role evolves, 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, violence is a prevalent issue. What do you think are the
biggest problems in your areas?
The federal government developed Healthy People as a set of
national health objectives that are revised every 10 years. These objectives
are very specific in order to guide and measure our nation’s progress related
to public health.
http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/. Click on a topic area
that relates to a community health (CH) setting you are learning about. Click
on the green Objectives area in that topic area to choose one Healthy People
2020 numbered objective.
Describe the community health setting of interest (see
Discuss one specific numbered Healthy People 2020 objective
(not a goal) related to this community health setting.
How could a community health nurse help this setting meet
Here is a helpful “Introduction to Healthy People 2020
website” document to aid you in navigating the HP 2020 website.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Healthy
People 2020: 2020 Topics & Objectives. Retrieved from