Week 2: Omaha System Case Study & Home Visiting
Go to Omaha System Case Studies: https://www.omahasystem.org/casestudies
The case studies are listed at the bottom of the page (Emma, Janice, Francis, Bill, John, Julie, Tamika, or Joe). Choose one of the case studies and use your textbooks and other resources to answer the following questions:
1. What key criteria will the PHN need to consider for a successful first visit?
2. How will the PHN establish and maintain professional boundaries?
3. What is an ethical challenge that the PHN may encounter with the client?
4. How does the scope of PHN practice guide the responsibilities of the public health nurse in the chosen case study?
5. Identify key communication skills to assure respectful interaction with the client.
6. Describe the components of the nursing process in the planned home visit?
7. Identify components of a Family Assessment that could be used to assess this individual/family (refer to Family Assessment tools used in Nurs 362).
8. Identify priority problems for this individual/family.
9. Identify a plan and nursing interventions for this individual/family. Expand on what was written in the case study.
10. Identify a plan to evaluate the problem outcome.Public/Community Health
and Nursing Practice



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Public/Community Health
and Nursing Practice



Christine L. Savage, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

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Title: Public/community health and nursing practice : caring for populations

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Assigned Content/Readings

Discussion Topic

Written Assignments/

Quiz Due

Due Sunday by 11:59pm in assignment dropbox (unless otherwise specified)

Week 1

January 9-15

Introduction to Public Health Nursing

Savage (2020) Chapters 1 & 2
Schoon et al. (2019) Chapter 1 & 2
Review resources in content area

Watch N482W orientation video

Public Health Nursing Online Orientation Training link:


Foundation for public health nursing

Group Discussion

Watch the orientation and experiential learning videos located in the content area under “Course Orientation & Experiential Learning Assignment Videos.”

Assignment & Quiz:

1. Online Public Health Nursing Certificate [see syllabus p. 16; scan or take a screen shot and upload to D2L]

2. Quiz 1 (online)

3. Read and reply to the discussion titled RN-BS Program Academic Honesty Pledge & Waiver

Week 1: Group Discussion
1. Help your classmates get to know you as a person, nurse, and community member. Share yourself–For example, where do you work? If someone were to visit your town or your state for the first time, what are your top two recommendations of things to do, places to eat, or sights to visit? Tell us about your family. What are your future nursing goals? Tell us about your local community.
2. Complete a draft of your potential experiential learning assignment preparation worksheet and attach to your discussion post. If you are having difficulty identifying activities, ask your peers for suggestions. This is only the first week, so your draft worksheet may change and will most likely be updated. So, don’t panic if your draft has “holes” in it. This discussion will help you start to think about your experiential learning.

Note: All group discussions are asynchronous in D2L. The initial post is due by midnight, Wednesday and responses to at least two of your group members by midnight, Sunday. Refer to the discussion grading rubric on p. 6 of the syllabus for further guidelines.

Week 2


Applying the Nursing Process

Family Level

Home Visiting Preparation

Schoon et al. (2019) Chapters 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, & 11
Review resources in content area

Select one Omaha Case Study from:

Case studies are listed on right hand side (9 to choose from).

For preparation for home visit (see assignment in content area), consider who you may choose for your home visiting client in your community, an older adult with functional limitations or MCH – prenatal/postpartum family?

1. If your chosen client will likely be an older adult
· Read Savage (2020) Chapter 19 Health Planning for Older Adults
· Visit NIH National Institute on Aging:

2. If your chosen cl

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