Assignment: Community Assessment & Nursing
Assignment: Community Assessment & Nursing
Community Assessment and Nursing Care PlanResourcesYour final assignment for this course has two components. For the first component you will use the information you obtained in your Windshield Survey and interviews from Unit 3 to develop a Community Assessment. The second component utilizes the Community Assessment to develop a Nursing Plan.Community Assessment (5â€“7 pages)Using the information in your Windshield Survey, identify three health-based problems within the community you surveyed. Explain why you believe these are problems within the community. Then develop one nursing diagnosis for each problem. Use references to support your nursing diagnosis. This portion of your project will include:Your Windshield Survey.The key informant interview questions and responses.Description of three health-based problems.Description of one nursing diagnosis for each problem.Note: The description of the three health-based problems and their nursing diagnoses should add an additional 1â€“2 pagesof material to this section. Your Windshield Survey and interview questions and responses will be however long they were when you submitted them in Unit 3.Nursing Care PlanSelect one of the problems from your Community Assessment and develop a nursing care plan for that problem. The Nursing Care Plan will use the nursing diagnosis from the Community Assessment to help develop nursing interventions. This portion of your project will include:A description of the problem that addresses the epidemiology of the problem, 10â€“15 year trends of the problem, a comparison of the epidemiology to any health disparities for local, state, national, and global populations.Your selection of three primary nursing interventions for the identified problem.Your selection of three secondary nursing interventions for the identified problem.Your selection of three tertiary nursing interventions for the identified problem.A description and explanation of the nursing role in relation to the identified problem, and what the nurse will do at each level of intervention (for example, client teaching, project management, direct delivery of care, surveillance, and so on).This explanation must be specific and answer the following questions:What is the nursing role in the primary interventions?What specifically does your plan require the nurse to do?Based on your primary interventions, what will the nurse do in the secondary interventions?What specifically will the nurse do in the tertiary interventions?You will need to support your Nursing Care Plan with current literature:A minimum of one peer-reviewed journal article that supports your choice of the problem (for example, an article that supports the statement that infant mortality is a problem).A minimum of one peer-reviewed journal article that supports one of your nursing interventions (for example, an article supporting a statement that prenatal education programs are efficacious and improve birth outcomes).A minimum of one peer-reviewed nursing research article supporting the role of nursing (for example, a research-based article that supports the idea that clients prefer prenatal education classes that are delivered by a nurse).You may use your course text and unit readings as resources, but you must also use at least two resources not required for this course. Be sure to follow proper APA style and formatting when citing and referencing these articles.Your final project submission should be organized with the following:Title page.Table of Contents.Community Assessmentâ€”Windshield Survey, key informant interview, identification of three health-based problems.Nursing Care Plan.Reference page.APA Format.Times New Roman font, 12 pt.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.