COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS PRESETATION NRS 428
Community assessment is an important practice in nursing and healthcare. Nurses and other healthcare providers conduct community assessment and analysis to determine the actual needs, health status, and issues that community members face. Community assessment also aligns the adopted strategies in healthcare with the community needs. The results of community assessment guides the development of strategies to address the prioritized community needs. For example, nurses develop plans that address barriers to access to care in cases where community assessment shows the community members to experience extensive barriers in accessing the care that they need. Therefore, this presentation focuses on a community assessment and analysis performed on Leander Community, Texas. It identifies the socio-economic structure, barriers, challenges, and social determinants of health that community members experience in accessing the care that they need.
The selected community for assessment is Leander City. Leander City is located in Texas State , Travis County. The city is ranked 51st largest city in Texas state and 427th largest city in the United States of America. The estimate land mass of the city is 37.7 square miles and a population density of 2205.50 per square mile (Census.gov, 2022).
The majority of the population in Leander City comprise the whites with a percentage of 83.28%. Individuals of Hispanic or Latino background follows with 24.2%, African Americans (8.0%), and two or more races (6.4%). The population of Leander City as per Census of 2020 was 59202. The population represented a significant increase when compared to 26521 of 2010. The majority of the population comprises of females (51.3%). People aged under 5 years is 8.0%, 29.6% for those under 18 years and 8.5% for those aged above 65 years. There is a high rate of home ownership in the state. The estimated population of home ownership is 78.2% (Census.gov, 2022).
The financial analysis of Leander City shows that it has a high rate of employment. Accordingly, 73.2% of the population is civilian labor force with the percentage of women in civilian labor force being 65.8%. The total spending in the city is also high as evidenced by the fact that total retail sales in 2012 was $2469410000. The estimated household income of the city as per 2020 was $106108. The per capital income for the last one year in 2020 was $40373. The poverty rate in Leander city is low as evidenced by the fact that 4.3% of the population lives in poverty. The city also had 2603 business firms in 2012 with men-owned firms being 1226 while women-owned firms were 1080. The minority-owned firms were 660, 1836 for non-minority, 195 for veterans, and 2322 for non-veterans (Census.gov, 2022).The majority of the population in Leander City is educated. Accordingly, the statistics by US Census for 2020 shows that 92.8% of the population aged 25 years and above were high school graduates or higher in 2020. The statistics also shows that 41.0% of the population aged 25 years and above had bachelor’s degree and above in 2020. Leander City has excellent educational system and schools. The majority of the schools are district schools. The educational resources are adequate in the city. This can be seen from the statistics that the average student-teacher ratio for all the schools in the city is 1:13.83.
The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.
This assignment consists of both an interview and a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation.
Select a community of interest in your region. Perform a physical assessment of the community.
- Perform a direct assessment of a community of interest using the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide.”
- Interview a community health and public health provider regarding that person’s role and experiences within the community.
Interviews can take place in-person, by phone, or by Skype.
Develop interview questions to gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the health issues faced by the chosen community.
Complete the “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” prior to conducting the interview. Submit this document separately in its respective drop box.
Compile key findings from the interview, including the interview questions used, and submit these with the presentation.
Create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides (slide count does not include title and references slide) describing the chosen community interest.
Include the following in your presentation:
- Description of community and community boundaries: the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, educational level; ethnic and phenomenological features of the community, as well as types of social interactions; common goals and interests; and barriers, and challenges, including any identified social determinates of health.
- Summary of community assessment: (a) funding sources and (b) partnerships.
- Summary of interview with community health/public health provider.
- Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion.
- A conclusion summarizing your key findings and a discussion of your impressions of the general health of the community.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA format ting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Resources if you need assistance.