NR 443 Assignment Vulnerable Population Assessment
NR 443 Assignment Vulnerable Population Assessment
The purpose of this paper is to identify and assess an
aggregate or vulnerable population in your community. You will also describe
one community health problem that impacts this group. This problem must be one
that a community health nurse could positively impact.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following
CO2: Assess the health needs of individuals, families,
aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to
identify population health risks. (PO 4)
CO6: Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to
address factors that influence the health of a community and population health
problems. (PO 2)
Submit the paper by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday by the end of Week
Points: 225 points
Click to view and download the NR443 Milestone 2: Caring for
Vulnerable Populations Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
Watch the Milestone 2 tutorial at
http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Milestone2_2016 (Links to an external site.)Links
to an external site.
This APA 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 categories
described below as the first level headings on your paper (note: the
introduction does not carry a heading of “introduction,” instead the
title of the paper is repeated and centered at the top of the second page in
plain text). APA formatting helps you to format your paper in a professional
manner and provides consistent methods for citing your sources within the paper
and providing the complete reference on the reference page. See the APA
resources for assistance with APA formatting. There is an APA template that you
can use to type on and this will help with APA formatting. The SSPRNBSN Student
Success Strategies resource has a module on writing scholarly papers and APA
formatting. You may access SSPRNBSN by finding its tile in your dashboard, or
clicking on the link in your course list.
Based on your community assessment, including your windshield
survey and the assessment information from your discussions, identify one
aggregate or vulnerable population in your community that faces a community
health problem. See units five (5) and six (6) in Nies and McEwen (2015) for
examples of vulnerable populations and aggregates. Your community must be the
area where you live or work.
Introduction (one paragraph): The introduction should be
interesting and capture the reader’s attention.
Provide a brief description of your community including the
city name and state and key features.
Briefly introduce one aggregate or vulnerable population
that you identified in your assessment.
Discuss the purpose of your paper. The purpose statement of
the paper should relate to assessing this vulnerable population in your
Note: the introduction does not carry a heading of
“introduction,” instead; the title of the paper is repeated and
centered at the top of the second page in plain text.
Vulnerable Population Overview (one to two paragraphs):
Describe one aggregate or vulnerable group in your community
in greater detail.
Include your observations about this group from the
Discuss events or trends that have affected this vulnerable
group such as economic conditions, trends in health related behaviors or
disease rates, etc.
Strengths, Risk Factors, and/or Barriers (two to three
Discuss the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers that
impact this vulnerable population’s health.
Include support from at least one scholarly peer-reviewed
journal article in this discussion. Go to the Chamberlain library at
http:/library.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site.. Search peer reviewed journals to find a scholarly article that discuss
the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group.
Summarize what you learned from this article and cite the source in the text
and reference page (Author, year). For this section, you must choose at least
one scholarly article from a peer-reviewed journal. The article must be less
than 10 years old (less than 5 years is best). You may include and cite your
textbook or other scholarly sources as well, but they do not count as the
scholarly journal article.
Please do not include more than two short quotations, at the
most. You will need to summarize and analyze the information from the article
in your own words.
Community Resources (one to two paragraphs):
Search your local public health department website, the
internet, the local newspaper and/or telephone book for health resources
available in your community for this vulnerable group.
Briefly describe the resources in your community that are
available for this group.
Are these resources adequate? If so, why? If not, discuss
gaps in services that you identified.
Community Health Problem Diagnosis (one to two paragraphs):
Based on your assessment and the Healthy People 2020
objectives, identify and discuss one priority community health problem that a
community health nurse could positively impact. Examples include an increase in
teen pregnancies, prevalence of cancer, high incidence of tobacco use, above
average infant mortality etc. The problem must relate to the aggregate or
vulnerable population you identified.
Go to the Healthy People topic areas at
http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives (Links to an external
site.)Links to an external site.. Find a topic area that relates to your
aggregate or vulnerable population. Click on the topic area and then click on
the green “Objectives” tab. Find and state the Healthy People 2020
specific numbered objective (not just a goal) that describes your problem (ex.
for teen pregnancy, the topic area Family Planning is relevant, click the green
objectives tab and you might choose FP-8.1 “Reduce pregnancies among
adolescent females aged 15 to 17 years” (US Department of Health and Human
Services: Healthy People 2020, 2016, Objectives: Family Planning, para 8).
Summary (one paragraph):
Summarize important points from the body of your paper
including the aggregate or vulnerable group you identified and key factors that
you discussed above that affect the health of this group.
Include a statement about the priority problem you
End with a concluding statement.
The Reference Page should start on a new page (insert a page
break). All references should be cited within the body of the paper as (Author,
year) and the full reference should be included in APA format on the reference
page. A URL link alone is not an adequate reference. See the APA Guidelines in
Course Resources for examples of properly formatted references.
Application: Use Microsoft Word 2010™ or later to create
Scholarly Writing: APA format is required. Review the APA
resources and take advantage of the free tutorial resources.
Use the categories above as APA headings for the sections of
Length: This paper is expected to be no more than 4 pages in
length (not including the title page and reference list).
Quotations should be minimal – please paraphrase your
sources. A maximum of two short quotations should be used for this paper.
Submission: Submit your paper by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of
Save your paper with your last name in the document title
(e.g., Smith Vulnerable Population Assessment).
Late Submission: See the Policies on late submissions.
Best Practices in Preparing the Paper
The following are best practices in preparing this project.
Use the assessment information that you collected in your
windshield survey and weekly discussions to identify the aggregate or
vulnerable group of interest.
Choose one nursing problem specific to your community that
this aggregate or vulnerable group faces.
Find one article about this vulnerable group from the
Chamberlain library from a peer reviewed journal.
Visit the SSPRNBSN Student Success Strategies resource for
help with writing a scholarly paper, APA formatting, and library navigation.
You may access SSPRNBSN by finding its tile in your dashboard, or clicking on
the link in your course list.
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
Proofread prior to final submission.
Check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final
Use the first column of the rubric below to ensure that you
have included all the needed elements.