Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice. Explain the process and
summarize the results.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the
following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Health Assessment – Conduct comprehensive and focused assessments of
health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.
Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at the community, group, and individual levels.
Explain the process involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment.
Summarize the findings of a health assessment for a specific population.
Competency 3: Nursing Research and Informatics – Incorporate evidence-based practice
interventions (for example, information systems and patient care technologies) as appropriate for
managing the acute and chronic care of patients, promoting health across the lifespan.
Use valid, scholarly research resources relevant to the field of nursing to support information
Competency 5: Communication – Communicate effectively with all members of the health care
team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.
Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate APA format with correct grammar,
usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional
Conduct a health assessment of a population of your choice as you complete the following:
Describe the key elements that make up a health assessment at each of the following levels:
Explain the process for completing a comprehensive health assessment.
Summarize the findings of the health assessment you conducted. Be sure you include a brief
description of the population you selected.
Format: Include a title page and reference. Use APA style and formatting.
Length: This assessment should be approximately 3–5 pages in length.
References: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
Font: Use double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
Note: Faculty may use the Writing Feedback Tool when grading this assessment. The Writing
Feedback Tool is designed to provide you with guidance and resources to develop your writing
based on five core skills. You will find writing feedback in the Scoring Guide for the assessment,
once your work has been evaluated.