Devry NR443 week 4 Milestone 2: Assessment and Diagnosis
Guidelines for Caring
for Populations Milestone 2:
The purpose of this paper is to provide an
opportunity to utilize community assessment strategies, uncover a community
health problem, and identify the components of one community health nursing
problem related to the community dynamics.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following
Assess the health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities
using demographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks.
Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that
influence the health of a community and population health problems. (PO 2)
Submit to the appropriate basket in the Dropboxby 11:59 p.m.
MT Sunday of Week 4.
the Milestone 2 tutorialby
clicking this.equella.ecollege.com/file/57f18443-dc92-4a70-8095-3cf3dc7338b5/1/NR443_CH_Milestone_3_tutorial.zip/NR443_CH_Milestone_2_tutorial.mp4″>link. This tutorial is
also available on Course Project page under Course Home as well as Week 4
This paper is expected to be no more than four pages in length (not
including the title page and reference list). Below are the requirements for
successful completion of this paper. Please
use the following categories as the first level headings on your paper. See
the documents in the APA category in Course Resources for assistance with APA
[Introduction:] This beginning of your paper should catch the
readerâs attention with interesting facts about your community and should include the purpose statement of the paper.
This should be one paragraph. APA
states that you should not title this
as introduction; however, you are still expected to write a separate
introduction. The title of the paper should be repeated at the top of page two
Overview: Identify the community that you are
assessing by name and state and provide a general description of the community.
What is the general character of the community? Statistics should not be
included here. Your community should be the area you live or work in and should
include a residential area. It should be a large enough area to answer the
questions in the text. This should be one
Data: Compile a range of demographic (population
description) data for your community by examining U.S. Census Bureau reports.
Using this data, describe your community. Compare your community data to state
or national data. A summary of this data should be no more than two paragraphs.
Data: Compile and summarize a range of
epidemiological (illness, morbidity, and mortality) data for your community by
examining data from sources such as city or county health department reports,
County Health Rankings (countyhealthrankings.org), or the Centers for Disease
Control to describe priority health problems in your area. See the Webliography
for applicable sites to search. Compare your community to state or national
data. This comparison will help to identify a priority community health problem
specific to your community. A summary of this data should be no more than two paragraphs.
Survey: Provide a summary of your observations from your first milestone. Make sure to
discuss observations related to your identified problem. This should be one to two paragraphs.
the assessment data, identify one
community health nursing problem that you consider to be a priority
your choice to one of the Healthy People 2020
specific numbered objectives (not
just a goal). Healthy People
objectives are located within a topic area under the Objectives tab.
rationale should also include why this is a problem in your community and
factors that contribute to the problem. Avoid discussion of interventions in
o Include a discussion of your
problem with information from at least two scholarly sources (such as
professional journal articles).
(Review the documents in the APA category in
Doc Sharing for help in determining sources that are considered scholarlyâhint,
.com websites are not considered scholarly sources). This should beno
more than three paragraphs.
Summarize your community assessment and diagnosis findings and include a brief statement
about the problem and the major factors that contribute to this problem. This
information should be no more than two
All references should be cited within the paper and should be included on the reference
Use Microsoft Word 2010 (or later) to create this assignment.
Use the categories above as APA headings
for the sections of your paper.
This paper is expected to be no more than
four pages in length (not including the title page and reference list).
Submit your file via the basket in the Dropbox: Milestone 2 Assessment and
Diagnosis, by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 4.
Writing: APA format is required. Review APA documents in the APA category in Course
Resources and use the free resources of SmartThinking for writing tutors.
paper with your last name in the document title (e.g., Smith Assessment and
Submission: See the course policy on late submissions.
Best Practices in Preparing the Paper
The following are best practices in preparing
Complete the demographic,
epidemiologic, and windshield survey prior to choosing a problem to focus on.
Choose one nursing problem
specific to your community.
Make sure all elements of
the paper are addressed and headings for each category are included.
Review directions thoroughly.
Cite all sources within the
paper as well as on the reference page.
Proofread prior to final
Check for spelling and
grammar errors prior to final submission.
Use the A column of the rubric below to ensure that you have included all
the needed elements.
Abide by the CCN academic
integrity policy. The paper must be your original work. Once submitted to the Dropbox, check back to ensure that your Turnitin
similarity index is less than 24%, if not revise and resubmit prior to the deadline.
Grading Rubric: Milestone 2:
Assessment and Diagnosis (225 points)
highest level of performance
Very good or high
level of performance
satisfactory level of performance
Poor or failing or
unsatisfactory level of performance
Includes the purpose of the paper and catches the
readerâs attention with interesting facts
purpose of paper or hook
Missing purpose of paper and hook
Community identified and adequately described
identified but description is inadequate
Community identified but description is missing
Community not identified or described
a range of demographic data about your community from U.S. Census Bureau
reports with comparisons to state or national data
demographic data described but missing state or national comparison
Little demographic data and missing state or national
demographic data and missing state or national comparisons
(Disease or health behavior rates)
a range of epidemiological data about community fromappropriate
reports with comparisons to state or national data
epidemiological data described but missing state or national comparison
Little epidemiological data and missing state or national
epidemiological data and missing state or national comparisons
windshield survey findings adequately summarized and findings relate to
survey findings adequately summarized but not clearly related to identified
Windshield survey findings not adequately summarized and not
related to the problem (15 points)
survey findings not described
data used to identify one priority community health problem, Healthy People
2020 specific objective included, and rationale for problem selection stated
with supportive data (such as factors that contribute to this problem) from
two scholarly articles
not related to Healthy People objective or
lacks rationale with supportive data
not related to Healthy People objective and
lacks rationale with supportive data
of Evidence-Based Scholarly Resources
or more quality references from professional literature discussed with clear
support of your problem rationale
references discussed, but information does not clearly support problem rationale
or references are not scholarly
one reference discussed that is directly relevant to problem rationale
includes assessment and diagnosis findings, a brief statement about the
problem, and factors that contribute to this problem
reiteration of assessment findings or problem identification or contributing
Summary lacks two or more of:reiteration of assessment
findings, problem identification, and contributing factors
well organized and logical and structure is clear and compelling to reader;
paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas stand out
missing one of the organizational elements in column one and has some minor
missing two of the organizational elements in column one and overall flow is
difficult to follow
appears disorganized and is difficult to understand
mechanics with no more than two of the following errors:
correct grammar, spelling
sources cited in the text
references listed on the reference page and in APA format
page in APA format
APA format of headings
point font, double spaced, 1 inch margins
mechanical or APA errors of elements listed in column one
Four mechanical or APA
elements listed in column one
than five mechanical or APA errors of elements listed in column one
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