July 24, 2011
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR443: Community Health Nursing
Summer 2011 Session A
The city of Cheyenne is the capital and the largest city in the state of Wyoming. Located in the southeastern most part of the state and considered the northern terminus of the extensive and fast-growing Front Range Corridor. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Cheyenne had a population of 59,466 with a growth rate of 12.2% since the 2000 census. The community that was observed is that of South Cheyenne. This area has the most diversity within the city limits. South Cheyenne has an unfounded image of being the slums, poverty side of town, Northside/Southside division, reputation. South Greeley Highway does not present a positive image for the community. The amount of junkyards, garbage, and abandon buildings create an “eye sore” presenting an uninviting appearance. This area has multiple trailer parks that are rundown and there is a sense of some lack of pride in ownership for both homes and businesses. There is one grocery store, a half dozen of food establishments, ranging from fast food to dining in. A few liquor stores, several bars, an elementary and high school. There appears to be minimal recreational opportunities for the community. There is Romero Park with the youth activity center, and the Boys and Girls club relocation to South Cheyenne. However, these have yet to be completed. There still remains the need for additional recreation opportunities such as a golf course, more pathways, ball fields, and parks. Noted is an incomplete greenway that could serve as a means of recreation for all age groups once completed. Medical services in South Cheyenne are limited and what services that are available are not centrally located but dispersed throughout the community. South Cheyenne does house the City County Health Department which provides minimal medical care for a...