Community Assessment project
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NURS 4010: Week 5 Application Rubric: Community Assessment Paper
Due by Day 7 of Week 5.
For this Application Assignment, write a 3- to 4-page paper assessing the community in which you live, including your observations from the windshield assessment.
Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria to guide your assessment. Include in your assessment the demographics, vital statistics, environmental issues, any occupational health hazards, the vulnerable populations in your community, and the resources available to serve those populations and others. Use the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references.
o Overview—20 points
Begin this project with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to…”
o Overview of the Community—50 points
Summarize the statistics and demographics of your community. Include an assessment of any environmental and occupational hazards as well. Incorporate pertinent information from the windshield assessment. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
o Vulnerable Populations—30 points
Outline the vulnerable populations in your community. Include a summary of the services available to meet the needs of those populations. Include other services available in your community to meet the needs of residents. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
o Impact on Nursing—30 points
Explain the community/public health nursing opportunities present in your community. Include how the vulnerable population, environmental or occupational hazards may impact the role of the BSN nurse in the community. This section will be 2–3 paragraphs.
o Summary—20 points
End the paper with a 1-paragraph summary of the importance of a solution to the identified practice-based problem that is based on evidence and a 1-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
Proofread the paper as described in the tips for success in this course and correct any typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your paper. Up to 40 points can be deducted from the grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for not using at least the minimum number of required references.
Total possible points for assignment = 150 points
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