The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University follows the clinical competencies set by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (Grand Canyon University, n.d.). These competencies require nursing students to engage in direct and indirect care experiences within their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.
For this assignment, your CLC group will select a community of interest. It is crucial that this community is one where one of the group members currently resides. The student residing in the chosen community will perform a physical assessment of the community. The interview can take place in-person, by phone, or by Skype. Before conducting the interview, the group should complete the “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” and submit it with the group presentation. It is also important to create a set of interview questions to gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the health issues faced by the community. The key findings from the interview, including the interview questions used, should be compiled and submitted with the group presentation (Grand Canyon University, n.d.).
The PowerPoint presentation should consist of 15-20 slides, excluding the title and reference slide. The presentation should describe the chosen community of interest. Your group should make sure to include the following in the presentation:
1. Introduction: Provide an overview of the selected community and its demographics.
2. History and Background: Explore the historical and cultural background of the community. Discuss any relevant historical events or factors that have shaped the community.
3. Socioeconomic Factors: Analyze the socioeconomic factors of the community, such as poverty rates, income levels, education levels, and employment opportunities.
4. Health Issues: Identify and discuss the major health issues faced by the community. This may include common diseases, healthcare access, and disparities in healthcare.
5. Community Resources: Highlight the available healthcare resources in the community, such as hospitals, clinics, and community health centers.
6. Collaboration with Providers: Discuss the role of healthcare providers in the community and how they collaborate with other organizations and agencies to improve the health outcomes of the community.
7. Community Engagement: Describe any community engagement initiatives or programs that are aimed at improving the health and well-being of the community.
8. Future Challenges and Recommendations: Discuss potential future challenges that the community may face regarding healthcare and provide recommendations for addressing these challenges.
It is important to note that while APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines (Grand Canyon University, n.d.). The assignment should be submitted along with the interview questions, interview findings, completed “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form,” and the community assessment PPT presentation.
Grand Canyon University. (n.d.). RN to BSN timeline. Retrieved from https://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs/bachelor-science-nursing-rn-bsn