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student will complete a Windshield Assessment of his/her assigned practicum
site community. This will assist you in identifying objective data and help to
define the community, trends, and other factors that may influence an approach
to Assignments 3 and 5.
Windshield Assessment template is located under the Practicum Forms Module in
Canvas. Use this form to develop your assessment in PowerPoint format (10
slides total including tittle slide with presenter notes) Include photos of the
community. Include the following criteria in this assignment:
Complete all sections (A-D)
Write a paragraph to summarize the community
Cite any epidemiological data
Summarize findings and write a short description of
a nursing intervention needed for the community of interest
Include what you perceive to be a need for this
community. (This will help you with Assignments 3 and 5).
Please include a title page or title slide.
This is NOT a scholarly APA paper. Utilize and
complete the template and place the narrative paragraph at the end (Section D).
Submit by the due date
boundaries of the neighborhood. (highway, railroad, lake, river, gated
community have a name? Is the name displayed?
Are there unofficial
names for the community?
Are there sub-
sections within the community or neighborhood?
How old are the
houses, what style, of what materials are they constructed?
Are all the
Are there single
and multi-family homes in the community?
What is the
approximate lot size?
Are there vacant
community show sign of improvements?
community show signs of decay?
Is there trash,
abandoned cars, boarded up buildings, rubble, poor drainage, diseases vector
Parks and Recreation
Are there parks
and recreation facilities? Describe.
Is the open space
public or private?
stores and neighborhood stores are available?
How do the
residents of the community travel to the stores?
What is the
condition of the streets?
What forms of
public transportation are available?
Is there a major
highway near the neighborhood?
agencies, recreation centers and schools are in the community?
Are there health
care providers: physician offices, dentists, clinics, emergency rooms,
Who is on the
How are they
What animals do
Is there police
and fire protection available?
Does a specific
ethnic group predominate in the community?
churches or places of worship in the community?
Would you rate
this community as upper, upper middle, middle, working class or lower class?
How would you base this judgment?
Nursing Assessment of the Community
What zip code did
you survey? ___________________________
What would be a need for a community
health nurse to begin a health promotion project in this community?
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCS FOR RUBRIC.