Community health nurses begin the nursing process with assessment of a community. It is essential to know your specific community to identify health needs, determine a community health nursing diagnosis, develop a plan-of-action, and implement and evaluate the nursing intervention. You may also identify health-related resources and note gaps in services.

●Boundaries Within what community and county is your area of study located?
What defines the boundaries: roads, bodies of water, railroads, other.
Is the area of study known by a particular name? What zip code or census tract is your community of study located?

● Housing and Zoning What is the age of the houses? Describe the type of construction material, appearance, and general condition. Do you see single family housing? Multi-family housing?