Community Health And Population Focused Nursing Practicum

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Community Health And Population-Focused Nursing Practicum
Jennifer Figueroa
April 11, 2017
Western Governors University A. The Assessment
1. The community chosen for this fieldwork practicum is Pasadena, California. Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California. As of 2015, the estimated population of Pasadena was 140,881, making it the 183rd largest city in the United States (City Data, 2015). Pasadena is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County. Pasadena is home to the famous Rose Bowl and The Tournament of Roses parade of flowers. The word Pasadena literally means "valley" in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian language, but it has been interpreted to mean "Crown of the Valley" (City Data, 2015). The Rose Bowl
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This percentage may add to more than 100% due to persons identifying to more than one race (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). The median age in Pasadena is 36.9 years (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). The primary language spoken in Pasadena is English, which 86% of the population is a high school graduate and 49% of those have obtained a bachelors degree or higher education (City Data, 2014).
Using my previous fieldwork and the Windshield Survey, I was able to drive around the city of Pasadena observing local patrons. I was able to focus my desire for improvements on specific areas I thought would be appropriate and want to focus on specifically for my community health topic. Due to the large amount of people in the city, I was able to go to local parks, outdoor malls and various busy streets. Using questions addressed from the Windshield Survey, I was able to delineate whether the city is primarily rural or suburban. Approximately how much open space is there and whether it is open space or private? Pasadena is a suburban city and has over 7 million square feet of open space (City Data, 2015). The survey also asks how old the buildings and homes are in the community? Are these homes similar or different in structure and architecture? Are there solar panels in use? Are the yards trimmed and neat or overgrown? I used the city 's
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