Caring for Populations Milestone1 Community Windshield Survey form

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR443 Community Health Nursing I

Caring for Populations: Milestone1: Community Windshield Survey form


Directions: Please refer to the Milestone 1: Community Windshield Survey Guidelines and grading rubric found in Doc Sharing for specific instructions in order to complete the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.


Type your name above and your answers below directly on this form. Click Save as and save the file with the assignment name and your last name (e.g., “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: Tamika Taylor-Chinn Date: 3/11/15


Your Instructors Name:


Criteria Your response
1. Community introduction:Identify the community you will be using for this assignment. It should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work setting. Fayetteville is a city located in Fayette County in Georgia. According to the 2013 census, its population is estimated at 16,370. Racial makeup is White alone – 55%, African Americans – 33.9%, Asian – 6.6% and Hispanic – 2.8%. Comment by Vicki: A bit more detail about the character of the community would strengthen this section.
2. Windshield surveya. vitality Majorly Caucasian females ages 35-65 visible out in the yard gardening and conversing among each other. Healthy, well-kept and well dressed. No disabilities seen. Appears to be in good mental and physical health. No pregnant women, tourists or visitors seen. Comment by Vicki: Tamika, see assignment criteria asking that your paragraphs be in complete sentences. Comment by Vicki: Were any other ethnicities seen? Males? Any older adults or young adults, teens, or children?
b. Indicators of social and economic conditions Homes appear to be in very good condition. Clean and manicured yards. Nearby shopping center within walking distance with grocery and clothing stores. Transportation is mainly by car. No bus lines. No public housing. Unemployed or homeless people are not visible. Local schools awarded National Blue Ribbon. Comment by Vicki: Is the housing all single-family dwellings, or are there some apartments>? What industries are in the area, or where do people work in the area? Are there help wanted signs, for example? Could you see childcare facilities? What types of schools are in the area?
c. Health resources Nearest hospital is 10 miles away. Numerous amounts of pharmacies and physician offices. Local clinic 5 miles away. Comment by Vicki: See the list of indicators on p. 97 of Nies & McEwen for additional areas to be addressed in this section.
d. Environmental conditions related to health Very clean environment. Trash disposed of properly. Not a lot of street lights. Roads are paved and in good condition. Very light traffic. Adequate traffic signs. Not a lot of sidewalks. No recreational facilities nearby. Nearest park 10 miles away. Restaurants visible and nearby. No public restrooms. Comment by Vicki: What types of restaurants?
e. Social functioning A lot of families present. Children that is visible being cared for by mother or caretaker. Women conversing in yard. Neighborhood meeting sign posted. No churches or places of worship within 10 mile radius. No gang activity, drug or alcohol dependence visible. Comment by Vicki: No males are mentioned thus far in the description. This could be significant.
f. Attitude toward healthcare There is a neighborhood exercise group that walks 3 miles every day. Local gym is 5 miles away. Herb shop within 5 miles. No alternative medicine practitioners. No health related advertisement.
3. Conclusion:Provide a summary of your findings and your conclusion. What problems did you identify? Overall this seems to be a affluent neighborhood with nice clean single family homes. Mostly older females present in the yard. All of the houses are well kept and yards are manicured. Group of individuals walking, which I am told is a daily thing. There is access to healthcare as many of the physician offices are within walking distance. Pharmacy and grocery store, as well as, restaurants are within walking distance. At night there is not adequate lighting, the neighborhood is very dark which can create a safety issue. Near a busy intersection where pedestrian signs are confusing. Comment by Vicki: Consider including this in your environmental conditions section and use this conclusion area to summarize your findings.
4. References:OPTIONAL: List any references that you cited.


Criteria Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Introduction of Community Data 10 8
Windshield Survey 120 95 Tamika, your actual survey findings are very brief. Nies & McEwen have a list of areas on p. 97 – See my inserted comments.
Conclusion 10 8 See my comment.
Mechanics 10 9 There are a few grammatical issues. Your reference should be in APA format.
Total Points 150 115


NR443 Windshield Survey Form 11/18/13 LS 1

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