Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

Topics: Sudden infant death syndrome, Nursing, Public health Pages: 4 (1089 words) Published: November 7, 2013

Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

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Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

Event or Influence: 2001 No Child Left Behind Act
Key health issues
This law was signed into law by George W. Bush on January 8, 2002 (Frontline, 2013). This law is a check point or educational average that measures improvement or decline in student ability through grades 3-8 annually in math and reading (Frontline, 2013). The key issue is children need to be as healthy as possible to perform to the best of his or her ability in school. Perspective/goals

The perspective that all children are important and education should be available to all children. Regardless of the economic status, race, language barrier, or community environment along with making sure schools are liable for student growth is the goal of this law (Frontline, 2013). Role/functions

The role/function in a community may be in a school nurse capacity where the school nurse collaborates with the families of students to help students meet health goals to perform at optimal learning ability. Head start programs, before care programs that include a healthy breakfast to qualified parties are examples. Education that a healthy breakfast is beneficial to the health of the child is also an important message to send to the community via news bulletin or email. Health partnerships

Partnerships that advocate for preventive care screenings, traveling dental visits, immunizations, healthy lifestyle choices and one that fosters identification of areas of concern for families in the school district community would be beneficial. Strategic planning “recognizes multiple levels of intervention required for bringing about and sustaining change” (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012, p. 468). How did this event (or influence) advance community and public health nursing?

Any program that advocates for the community nurse to...

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