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Assessment and Diagnosis of the Community

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Milesstones2: Assessment and Diagnosis

Ruhul Ameen

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Assessment and Diagnosis of the Community

Everybody needs a nurse. When people are sick, nurse is the first person a patient turns to for help. Nursing has been the highest ranked profession for 11 out of 12 years. Even though nursing could be rough and overwhelming because of the amount of task and dealing with patients with different emotions, nursing rated as one of the toughest multitasking job which makes you calm and very patience. “According to the US Department of Labor's revised Occupational Outlook Handbook (2000), "Registered nurses (R.N.s) work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities (Stone, n.d.)”. Therefore, a nurse in the community plays a very important role. In this paper, I am going to explain demographic and epidemiological data about my community and based on the information, I am going to find the priority problem and come up with some intervention.

I live in Clifton, NJ. My community is a large community with about 85,927 people. The education level of Clifton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.05% of adults in Clifton have at least a bachelor’s degree. Clifton contains lower, middle and higher class of residents. Clifton is a very ethnically-diverse city. Majority of the people in the city use own vehicles for transportation purpose but the city itself has very good public transportation too. Clifton has two major hospitals within 5-6 miles. It has many public parks, libraries and gymnastic centers. It also has many factories and many job facilities within the community to provide residents with job but many also work outside of the city to NY. Overall, people seems to living in harmony in my community.

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 85,927 people out of 8,938,175 in NJ, 30,661 households, and 21,125 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 69.2% White in city when state makes up 68.6%, 4.9%  African American out of 13.7% in state, 0.5% Native American out of 0.3% alone in state , 8.9% Asian when in state 8.3%, 0.0% Pacific Islander when in state 0.0%, and 3.6% from two or more races when in state 2.7%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.9% of the population when in state itself has 17.7%. There were 30,661 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was $66000, and the median income for a family was $60,688. Males had a median income of $40,143 versus $32,090 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30803. About 4.3% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over. Overall, Clifton’s demographic data is almost the equivalent or higher than the state value.

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