43 Guidelines for Caring for Populations: Community
The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity to develop a community health nursing
flyer that will be utilized for community
outreach. It is the basis for your proposed intervention in the final assignment.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
4. Evaluate effective communication with client populations and healthcare
providers in managing the healthcare
of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities
. (PO # 3)
6. Recognize effective nursing
skills and collaborative techniques used with consumers and other health
care providers within all levels of health
care. (PO #2)
8. Incorporate evidence-based practice in the planning of professional nursing
care to individuals, families, aggregates, and communities
. (PO #8)
You are a Community
/Public Health Nurse
(C/PHN) working in your setting of choice. You have identified a community health
problem from the Caring for Populations: Assessment and Diagnosis assignment, and you need input from aggregates in your community
regarding what type of nursing
intervention would be most beneficial. You know that speaking to members in your community
will enhance your understanding of the problem and give you ideas of specific solutions for your community
. You need to create a flyer that will bring these community
members into your focus group. You want to reach out to your target audience by distributing your flyer to local organizations such as schools, churches, physician offices, hospitals, health
departments, grocery stores, etc.
This flyer is expected to be one page in length and the summary is to be one page in length. Below are the requirements needed for successful completion of this assignment.
? Choose a community health nurse
setting. Some examples are school nurse
, parish nurse
, home health nurse
working in the health
department (specify the area in the health
department, e.g., WIC, STD clinic, health
promotion, maternal-child health
? Your goal is to get as many people to attend your focus group as possible.
? Keep in mind your target audience:
o Or someone else?
? This will impact your flyer in ways such as font sizing, pictures, benefits for the attendee and more.
? Make sure to include on your flyer:
o Who you want to attend (to whom you are reaching out)
o When the focus group will be held
o Where (keep in mind location and transportation)
o Why a person should attend. What are the benefits for the attendee? Examples include safer streets, less violence, or even refreshments or a free gift. Incentives are a great way to bring people in.
o What is the purpose of the flyer (focus group)
? Make your flyer visually appealing
o Keep in mind the amount of graphics and colors
? Complete a 1 page summary about your flyer. The summary should include:
o Target audience and why
o Why you chose the location
o Where the flyer will be distributed and why
o What information you want from the focus group
o What are the benefits for the attendee
o Include at least one scholarly reference that supports your reasoning.
? Application: Use Microsoft Word 2007 or PowerPoint 2007 for the flyer. The summary must be in Microsoft Word 2007.
? Number of files: You will submit two separate files to the Dropbox; one will be the flyer and the other will be the one-page summary with a title and reference page.
? Length: The assignment is expected to be a one-page flyer and a one-page summary for a total of two pages (not including the title and reference page for the summary).
? Title: Include your last name in file title(s). This is extremely important since the flyer will not contain names. Please label each as the ?flyer? or the ?summary.? Example: ?Smith Community
Outreach flyer? or ?Smith Community
? Technical Writing: APA format is required.
BEST PRACTICES IN PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT
The following are best practices in preparing this assignment:
? Be creative, but realistic with your flyer.
? Review directions thoroughly.
? Make sure you cover all areas mentioned in the directions and grading rubric.
? Cite all sources within the summary as well as in the reference page. The summary will be one page not including the reference page. The reference page should be on a separate page.
? Proofread prior to final submission.
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