Chamberlain College of Nursing NR443 Community Health Nursing

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR443 Community Health
`1qz2wrddESs`Caring for Populations: Milestone1: Community
Windshield Survey Form
Directions: Please refer to the Milestone 1: Community Windshield Survey Guidelines and grading rubric
for specific instructions in order to complete the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.
Type your name, date, and observations directly on this form. Click Save as and save the file with the
assignment name and your last name; for example, NR443 Windshield Survey Form_Smith. When you
are finished, submit the form to the Week 2 Caring for Populations: Windshield Survey Dropbox by the
deadline indicated in your guidelines.
Your Name: Jada Davis
1. Introduction of
Community (20 points)
Identify the city and state
of your community and
briefly describe the
community you will be
using for this assignment.
It should be the area
where you live or the area
surrounding your work
setting but must include a
residential area.
Demographic data are not
2. Windshield Survey (75
a. Vitality: Use a
majority of the
questions from Box 6-2
in your text to describe
your observations
about the community
vitality. Date: 5/14/2017
Your response For this assignment, I will be using the community I
currently reside in which is a small city in Mississippi called
Hattiesburg MS. It has a city area but also rural outskirts. I
would say that I live in the city area of Hattiesburg, MS. I
live in a gated community of townhouses. Surrounding the
area where I live, there is a local college and restaurants
that are within walking distance. In this town there are
also several elementary, middle, and high schools, public
and private. There are single family homes in the area and
At this time, people are visible in the community. It is a
Tuesday afternoon and the sun is out. There are people in
the community driving cars, walking to the nearest bus
stop, or walking to the local store. The age range of this
community would range from middle age to school age
children. There are not many elderly seen though there
may be a few. The race is a mixture of African American
and Caucasian, mostly African American. Most of the
people in the community seem healthy, but I can tell that
there are people with mental issues in the area because of
how they act when walking the neighborhood. I am not
sure exactly where these people live but I am assuming the
people with mental issues live I low income housing near
the area. Most of the people that I notice are clean and
dressed but I have seen a few unkempt and malnourished. NR443 Windshield Survey Form 11/9/16 LS 1 Chamberlain College of Nursing NR443 Community Health
Nursing b. Indicators of social
and economic
conditions: Use a
majority of the
questions from Box 6-2
in your text to describe
your observations
about the social and
economic conditions. c. Health Resources:
Use a majority of the
questions from Box 6-2
in your text to describe
your observations
about the health
resources. d. Environmental
conditions related to
health: Use a majority
of the questions from
Box 6-2 in your text to
describe your I noticed where unkempt seemed to be under the
influence of drugs or alcohol. I have seen tourist in the
area because it is close to the local college. There are
pregnant women and women with children in the area.
The conditions of the homes observed are all in living
conditions. Where I live, are gated two story townhomes.
Outside of the gated community, there are other
apartments and townhomes. As I travel further, there are
many single family homes and also other sets of
apartments but they are all within a good living condition.
Most of the people drive private cars for transportation
but there are city buses that are available. At the bus
stops, there is one bench with no shade. There is access to
jobs in the area such as the military, small businesses, and
hospitals in the area. There are several schools I the area
also but there are a few people in the area who seems to
be unemployed. None of the people appear to be
homeless. I do not observe and children out of school
during the day time. This is mainly a city area. There is a
daycare in the area and an elementary school. There are
campaign signs in the yards of local residents. There are two large hospitals in the area, located on the
major highways in the town. There are a variety of clinics
available mainly for people with health insurance but
there are some clinics for low income also. There are many
doctors’ offices and several dentists’ offices, specialists and
generalists. There are many nursing homes available,
rehab centers, and there is a large facility that focuses on
mental health and alcohol and substance abuse. There are
several pharmacies and urgent care centers also.
I do not see areas that are suspicious of pollutants, but
some of the roads are not in the best condition. There are
pot holes present. Drainage systems are in place. There are
adequate stop signs, stoplights, and sidewalks. The roads
are usually heavy with traffic. There is handicap access to NR443 Windshield Survey Form 11/9/16 LS 2 Chamberlain College of Nursing NR443 Community Health
observations about the
conditions. e. Social functioning:
Use a majority of the
questions from Box 6-2
in your text to describe
your observations
about the social
functioning. f. Attitude toward
healthcare: Use a
majority of the
questions from Box 6-2
in your text to describe
your observations
about the attitudes
toward healthcare.
3. Vulnerable population
(20 points) Describe a
vulnerable population or
aggregate that you
identified during your
survey. What did you
observe about this group
such as their appearance
and actions? 4. Conclusion (20 points)
Provide a summary of your all buildings in the area. And there is a local playground
available. A YMCA facility is available for a monthly fee.
And there is a daycare and a preschool that are available
for enrollment. Children are playing in the local park. I
have also seen children walking on the sidewalk with an
adult. There are restaurants nearby that you can eat inside
or carry out. Public restaurants are available but I do not
see anyone eating on the streets. There may be a few
mosquitoes in the area. Dogs could be a concern because
there were some noticed walking without an owner.
There are families observed in the neighborhood. There is
a parent or guardian that seems to be watching the
children, the mother. There are about five churches
noticed, most of them seem Baptist and I noticed an
Islamic church also. There is a neighborhood watch and
many of the community members seem to know one
another. I do not see a lot of social problems but in some
areas there are people outside of gas stations who appear
to may have a drug or alcohol problem.
I do not notice any alternative medicine practitioners in
the area. I think that most of the health resources are well
utilized. There are community events that promotes health
often and advertisement from clinics and local health care
A vulnerable population that I noticed would be the small
amount of people who appeared to have a drug problem.
This group of people seemed unkempt and malnourished.
One man appeared to be searching for used cigarettes on
the ground and roaming with no purpose. I noticed these
people standing outside of stores waiting on customers to
exit to ask for money. They appeared to be homeless but
when returning at a different time they were not there
anymore so I assume that these people have a home to go
Overall, there is adequate access to health care providers
and jobs in the area even though it is fairly rural. The NR443 Windshield Survey Form 11/9/16 LS 3 Chamberlain College of Nursing NR443 Community Health
findings. Describe several
potential community
health problems for the
vulnerable population that
you identified.
5. References:
References are not
required for this survey: If
you used references, they
must be listed in APA
format. If you include any
references here, you must
also include an in-text
citation (author, year) in
the body of the form. problems noted for the vulnerable would be uninterested
in maintaining a healthy relationship with a provider or not
enough access to funds to routinely maintain
appointments. NR443 Windshield Survey Form 11/9/16 LS 4


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