NR 443 Week 2: Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis (Graded)

Directions: Collect the data outlined in this template. Fill in the blanks in the tables provided. There are two parts – online data collection and a modified windshield survey data collection. You will then identify a nursing problem in a vulnerable population and write a nursing diagnosis. See the assignment directions for suggestions and best practices. For full credit, all information in a category must be completed. This will be the topic of your Assessment and Nursing Diagnosis Template and also Parts 2 through 4 of your course project.

Problem Identification: Marijuana Use.

Vulnerable Population

Identify the vulnerable population that is most impacted by this problem. Example: Adolescents

Vulnerable Population Identification:Adolescents


Write a nursing diagnosis based on your problem. Fill in the blanks below.

Example: Increased risk for alcohol use among adolescents related to lack of sufficient knowledge about the long and short-term impacts demonstrated in community epidemiological data.

Nursing Diagnosis: Increased risk of Marijuana use (problem from above) among  Adolescents (vulnerable population) related to experimenting and peer influence (etiological statement) as demonstrated in substance dependence (health indicators)


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2019). Behavioral health barometer, volume 5.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. (2018). Explore rankings

U.S. Census Bureau. (2018). State and county QuickFacts.