Provide guidelines for a Community Familiarization that should be used as the outline for your assessment.
As community health nurses, we provide care to people ‘where they live’. One mechanism of becoming familiar with this community is to perform a windshield survey. This can be accomplished by either driving or walking through your community of interest (practicum setting) and assessing services related to health, economics, and social structure of the environment.
Rector (2018) provides guidelines for a Community Familiarization (Windshield) Survey (Table 15-4, p. 529) that should be used as the outline for your assessment. Please become acquainted with the survey categories prior to conducting the assessment.