Write a summary of what you believe were Lillian Wald%u0432%u0402%u2122s greatest contributions to public health nursing.
2. If you were Lillian Wald and chose to devote your energy to critical forces affecting the health of Americans, what would be your highest priority efforts?
3. Explore the history of public health nursing in your city, county, or state.
4. Interview members of your faculty about community health and public health nursing in the recent past.
5. Telephone or visit one voluntary agency in your community and describe its purpose, source of funding, major programs or services, and eligibility of recipients of services.
6. Interview three nurses employed in community-oriented nursing to determine how they define their role.
7. Analyze nursing organizations in your state and discuss which ones you believe have the greatest potential for furthering the cause of nurses practicing in the community.
8. Select a book about nursing written for children or young adults, such as one from the Cherry Ames series. What period in the development of nursing does your book represent? How accurate is the portrayal of that time period? What is left out? Why might certain issues be left out?
9. Florence Nightingale had a significant impact on nursing in the United States. Given what you have learned in this chapter, why do you think she had the credibility to make such an impact?
10. Review the programs sponsored by the ANA and NLN in your state. How many have applicability for community-oriented nurses?
11. Assess the home health agencies in your community to determine how many exist, the type of clients they serve, and how they receive funds.