Essay about Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

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Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

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Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing

Event or Influence: 2001 No Child Left Behind Act
Key health issues
This law was signed into law by George W. Bush on January 8, 2002 (Frontline, 2013). This law is a check point or educational average that measures improvement or decline in student ability through grades 3-8 annually in math and reading (Frontline, 2013). The key issue is children need to be as healthy as possible to perform to the best of his or her ability in school.
The perspective that all children are important and education should be available to all
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The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in 1968 was formed to “upgrade the skills of school nurses and to further the abilities of all children to succeed in the classroom” (National Association of school nurses, 2013).

Event or Influence: 1974 National Diabetes Mellitus Research and Education Act
Key health issues
The educational act was passed to authorize NIH (National Institute of Health) to establish a National Commission on Diabetes to formulate long-range plans to combat the disease. This plan also covers programs for research about the disease, how it can be managed, and how nurses/health care providers can teach and prepare individuals (Library of congress, n.d.). Diabetes key health issue is that it is manageable, but only if it is diagnosed.
The goal of nursing in diabetes is early recognition of signs and symptoms through assessment skills which leads to early diagnosis and ultimately proper management and education. Educating an individual about the disease and management is the first step in ensuring positive outcomes for the affected.
Nurse educators play an integral role in the management phase of a new diagnosis and in the health of the individual and the community. Nurses need current aids in communication, compromise, and collaboration to have effective results for clientele. Continuous monitoring of health conditions and compliancy is also imperative. Reviewing and reflecting after any

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