Community Paper (nursing)

 

As a result of the field work / practicum in community/population health settings students will work with faculty and preceptors to identify appropriate community problems based on community assessments of students’ resident or employment areas. Utilizing information initially gathered from the windshield survey and further supported by the formal community assessments, county and local (zip code) and/or other relative data sources, the student will identify a community problem that can be addressed by nursing interventions. Students will develop a scholarly paper that will propose an evidence based intervention that reflects an understanding of the community’s resources, culture, and social determinates of health, healthy people 2020 goals, and collaborative practice models

The topic must be approved by the course instructor. The format is as follows

Introduction: Briefly describe the Community – giving a relevant profile that introduces the problem
Statement of the Problem: Background and Significance in context of the community; consider an

overview of the topic as presented via the current literature (relatable to your community profile)

Discussion of problem and relationship to relevant social determinants of health, culture HP 2020,

etc.

Recommendation for practice – Apply evidence based practice interventions include current or

proposed collaborative partners and community resources

Grammar/Paper format: Scholarship is important – Use University or online resources as necessary
References: APA Format and Style Required

Element Well Above Expectations All relevant concepts correctly applied

90-100
At Expectation Levels Most relevant concepts correctly applied

80-90
Some concepts are correctly applied – Inconsistent

70-80
Below Expectations

Elements not clearly identified

No data/or valid source to support problem

Multiple grammar. Syntax, organization, APA errors

< 70
Introduction

Effectively enables reader to anticipate the paper- standard

An introduction has two parts:

1. A general introduction to the topic will describe a clearly identified community

2. Your Thesis Statement

Does your introduction provide (Background and Significance) Literature and data support

An introduction may be the first paragraph of a written research paper, or the first thing you say in an oral presentation, or the first thing people see, hear, or experience about your project.

Problem Statement Problem is readily identifiable, clear, concise, and coherent -Significance, originality, and background data to support problem is valid and clearly supports selection(beyond the windshield)

Statement of the Problem – placed in context of the community

To best write a problem statement describe the situation/community in detail and explain the problem. This is rooted in the professional peer reviewed literature and follows the guidelines as presented in the overview

Discussion of Problem/Evidence of critical thinking: literature analysis reveals core elements assessed.

Discussion of problem and relationship to the population -review of the literature* See#3

Recommendation for Practice / Interventions are drawn from the best evidence available – interventions are based on evidence from practice, community models explored considering community resource sand collaborative partners are identified

Conclusion and recommendations

Drawn from the presentation/literature

Format and Style APA organization /quality of writing and scholarship appreciate references

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