Community Assessment and Program Planning (Nursing)

Community Assessment and Program Planning (Nursing)

by Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

In public health nursing, the process of planning and implementing interventions for a specific community starts with a community assessment. This course provides an introduction to the public health nursing process. No prior knowledge is required for this course. Regardless of where a nurse works, knowledge of the public health nursing process can provide valuable insights into factors influencing both community and individual health outcomes.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:30 h
  • Quiz questions 13
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Community Assessment and Program Planning (Nursing)

 Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Heide Cygan, DNP, RN

Dr. Heide Cygan is an Associate Professor at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, where she is also the co-program director of the Advanced Public Health Nursing and Transformative Leadership: Population Health DNP programs. Dr. Cygan is board certified Advanced Public Health Nurse.

Dr. Cygan received her BSN from the University of Michigan and her DNP from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For her professional achievements, she earned the Education MVP award from Rush University in 2019 and was named one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders by Illinois Nurses Foundation in 2018. Dr. Cygan believes that all nurses have a commitment to understand the impact they have on the health of the public, and strives to energize students to examine patient outcomes through a population health lens.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Cygan will teach a course on Public Health Nursing.

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