COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

 

FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

RN TO BSN PROGRAM,

vCOMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Prof. E. Cruz, RN MSN

Windshield Survey

Assignment Guidelines

A. Windshield Survey

The Windshield Survey is comprised of general qualitative observations that give you a snapshot of the community that you can capture as you drive/walk through the community. The demographic data can be obtained online, through the public library, county or township administration buildings. Please address the following in a narrative format following APA guidelines:

1. Geographical description

Boundaries, geographical, political, or economic, how is it seen.

Housing an zoning

Sign of decay

2. Health Resources

a. Type of services available: health department, private MD, dentist, hospital clinic,

b. pharmacy, health promotion, mental health

c. School and occupational health services

d. Official and voluntary services

e. Self help and support groups

f. Service organizations, faith-based programs

g. Stores (grocery, retail, drug, dry cleaning, etc.

h. Transportation

3. Citizen safety and protective services

a. Police and fire

b. Shelters for victims of abuse

c. Others: neighborhood watch etc.

4. Services provided by senior citizens senior centers, meals on wheels, transportation, day care, long term care.

a. Parks and recreational areas

5. Community welfare services beyond city/state aid as provisions for emergency food, shelter and clothing.

Below please see the rubric that will be used to grade your survey and due date instructions.

Assignment must be presented in an essay style using APA format in the required Arial 12 font with minimum of 1000 words.

 

Windshield Survey Rubrics
Grading Criteria Accomplished Proficient Needs Improvement Score
Physical Environment 5 3 1
· Area

· Boundaries

· Housing

· Growth or Decline

Provides clear, concise summary clarifies with multiple examples. Provides summary but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples. Student provides a general summary but provides no supporting details or examples.
People 5 3 1
· Demographics Homogeneous

· Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

· Risk Behaviors

· Poverty Indications

Provides clear, concise summary clarifies with multiple examples Provides summary but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples Provides a general summary but provides no supporting details or examples
Service 5 3 1
· Health

· Mental Health Services

· Social

· Fire/Police

· Educational Transportation Park / Recreational

· Religious Stores and Shops

Provides clear, concise summary of health services; clarifies with multiple examples. Provides summary of health services but provides limited or unclear supporting details or examples. Student provides a general summary of health services but provides no supporting details or examples.
Analysis 5 3 1
Summary of the Key Community Issues Two to three well-developed paragraphs.

Clearly and succinctly identifies and describes key community health issues.

References to the collected data support the student’s summary.

Conclusions are accurate, logical, and based on the collected data.

Two to three adequate paragraphs.

Describes community health issues. Interpretation of data could be strengthened.

Key data is relevant but may not fully support diagnosis.

Conclusions are based on data but argument could be stronger.

Summary length is insufficient.

The community health issues identified in the summary are weak or are inaccurate.

Data is misinterpreted or does not support diagnosis.

Conclusions are inaccurate or based on opinion.

Mechanics 3 2 1
Adheres to APA format; error free paper. 90%-100% of paper is well organized and consist of well-constructed paragraphs.

No spelling or grammatical errors.

80% to 89% of paper adheres to APA format, is well organized and error free, and consist of well-constructed paragraphs. Contains 1-5 spelling or grammatical errors. 70% to 79% of paper adheres to APA format, is well organized and error free, and consist of well-constructed paragraphs. Contains 6-10 spelling or grammatical errors.
Timeliness 2 1.5 1
Submits assignment on or before the due date. Submits assignment 1 day after the due date. Submits assignment 2 days after the due date.
Scores 16-25 7 – 15.5 6-15

 

 

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