(Answered) NR443 Week 4: Community Settings

his week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

  • CO3: Plan prevention and population-focused interventions for vulnerable populations using professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. (POs 4 and 8)
  • CO5: Analyze the nursing roles in providing comprehensive care in a variety of community health settings. (PO1)

Community health nurses practice in a variety of settings. Choose one of the following CH settings, and describe what you have learned about the setting and the role(s) of the nurse in that setting (see Nies & McEwen, 2015, Chapters 29–33). Please do not choose occupational health nursing for this discussion because your paper is on occupational health nursing.

  • School nursing
  • Faith-based or parish nursing
  • Home health nursing
  • Hospice nursing
  • Forensic nursing
  • Correctional nursing

Next study levels of prevention in this week’s lesson (primary, secondary, and tertiary). Note that the term primary is used differently than in normal conversation.

  • Describe one of the levels of prevention, and discuss how a community health nurse (CHN) in the setting you discussed can implement this level of prevention.

Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.


The role of community health nurses cannot be overlooked. This is due to the fact that they work within the community with the purpose of supporting health as well as delivering a wide range of preventive healthcare services. One of the settings of the community health nurses is hospice nursing. According to Meier (2011), hospice care usually allows patients who are terminally ill to die at home instead of the hospital. Taking this into consideration, the primary role of the community nurses in hospice nursing focuses on end-of-life care. Each patient and family ideally have a different perspective when it comes to end-of-life needs. Therefore, community health nurses need to be in a position of performing cultural assessments for the purpose of determining the specific needs of all the patients. In this setting, the community health nurses provide around the clock care to the patients (Nies & McEwen, 2015)……..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5