Community Settings

Purpose

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).
• CO 3: Plan prevention and population-focused interventions for vulnerable populations using professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. (PO 4 and 8)
• CO 5: Analyze the nursing roles in providing comprehensive care in a variety of community health settings. (PO 1)

Discussion

Community health nurses practice in a variety of settings. Choose one of the following CH settings, and describe what you have learned about the setting and the role(s) of the nurse in that setting (see Nies & McEwen, 2019, Chapters 30-34). Please do not choose correctional nursing for this discussion because your paper is on correctional nursing.

• School nursing
• Home health nursing
• Occupational health nursing
• Forensic Nursing
• Hospice nursing
• Faith community nursing

Next study levels of prevention in this week’s lesson (primary, secondary, and tertiary). Note that the term primary is used differently than in normal conversation.

• Describe one of the levels of prevention, and discuss how a community health nurse (CHN) in the setting you discussed can implement this level of prevention.

Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2019). Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.

 
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