Topic 1 DQ 1
|NRS 428 Topic 1 DQ 1|
Explain the role of the community health nurse in partnership with community stakeholders for population health promotion. Explain why it is important to appraise community resources (nonprofit, spiritual/religious, etc.) as part of a community assessment and why these resources are important in population health promotion.
Re: Topic 1 DQ 1
Community health nurses, sometimes called public health nurses, are registered nurses (RNs) who are trained to work in public health settings such as county or state health departments, schools, jails, and businesses. According to (DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, 2018). Community nursing participates evidence-based research with community health needs to provide care based on science and evidence. They must determine the cultural and socioeconomic needs of the community and alter care as needed. By helping whole communities, community nurses act as educators, disease and injury prevention specialists, research scientists, community advocates, emergency preparedness experts, public health liaison, and healthcare professionals (DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, 2018).
It is important to appraise community resources (nonprofit, spiritual/religious, etc.) as part of a community assessment because Community health needs assessments (CHNAs) have the potential to be powerful drivers to enhance the health of communities. Thousands of hospitals across the United States complete a CHNA process every three years. This process includes reviewing quantitative data on community health status, soliciting input from community stakeholders, selecting priority community health needs and devising strategies to address the identified priority needs (CDC, 2019). These resources are important in population health promotion because it will increase the probability of reducing health disparities and improving population health status (Pennel, McLeroy, Burdine, & Matarrita-Cascante, 2015). NRS 428 Topic 1 DQ 1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). CDC – Home – Community Health Assessment – STLT Gateway. Retrieved July 8, 2019, from http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/cha/index.html
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY. (2018, July 18). Roles And Responsibilities Of A Community Health Nurse. Retrieved July 8, 2019, from https://onlinenursing.duq.edu/blog/roles-responsibilities-community-health-nurse/
Pennel, C. L., McLeroy, K. R., Burdine, J. N., & Matarrita-Cascante, D. (2015, March). Nonprofit hospitals’ approach to community health needs assessment. Retrieved July 8, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4330850/ NRS 428 Topic 1 DQ 1