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- by Meskwaki BSN RN Mar 10, '08As part of my job as Community health Nurse, I am expected to do a community health needs assessment. I have never done one before and am looking for a template or completed assessment to be a guide. Is there anyone out there that might be able to give me a few pointers. It seems like a daunting task. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated. Thanks and pray for me.
- Mar 14, '08 by alexnextlevelI am a Public Health Nurse. Although I do not do this as part of my job, I did one for a community health class. It is an extremely involved project. My text was 'community and public health nursing' by stanhope and lancaster. It is the only book I kept from my BSN program and worth the expense if you are in comm health. It kinda gives you an outline. I am not sure if I still have the outline I used for my assessment. I'll try to take a look. PM me if interested.
- Mar 14, '08 by caliotter3I have the second edition of Stanhope and Knollmueller's Handbook of Public and Community Health Nursing Practice. There is an entire section on community assessment that gives questions for a windshield survey and how to analyze the data into an assessment. If you can't locate these resources maybe you could visit the community health instructor at a local BSN program. They might be willing to help you with this info. My stuff from school unfortunately is long gone.
- Mar 30, '08 by Meskwaki BSN RNThanks for the info. I will check out the text book on community nursing. I love this site, so much info and people who really care and want to help other nurses. Thanks everyone