NR518 Population Health & Epidemiology in Nursing Practice
Module 3 Assignment
Population Health Assessment
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze empirical data and assessment findings to appraise population health within a selected geographic community. Students will synthesize insights garnered through population assessment findings, social determinants of health, and morbidity and mortality statistics for the selected population to identify health risks and problems that are present. Strategies to promote population health at the community and societal levels will be proposed.
A printed version of these assignment guidelines as well as a video overview are available below.
NR518 Module 3 Population Health Assignment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)
Through this assignment, the student will address the following course learning outcomes.
CO 1: Apply foundational concepts, models, and evidence-based approaches to facilitate nursing care of diverse populations (PO 1, 2, 5)
CO 3: Use epidemiological principles to determine population health risk and disparity (PO 5)
Suggested Due Date
This assignment has a suggested due date of Sunday, 11:59 p .m. MT at the end of Module 3.
Final due date is Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 7.
Total Points Possible: 200 Points
Assess the population health for a selected community. Statistics from valid, reliable sources such as legitimate population health-focused organizations, governmental agencies, local and state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Census Bureau are appropriate sources to validate assessment findings.
Do not include websites where the accuracy and reliability of data are questionable (e.g., do not rely upon .com websites).
Create a 3–5 page paper to address the elements listed below.
Include a minimum of four scholarly sources, current within 5 years, to support your work.
See the rubric for specific, required content criteria within each section of the paper.
Provide an introduction to the paper.
Synthesize information gathered in order to summarize the findings of your population health assessment, including the following.
Demographic "snapshot" of the population (distribution of age, sex, ethnicity, marital status, household type)
Leading morbidity and mortality findings
Concise findings regarding assessment of key social determinants impacting population health in the community (health and healthcare, social and community context, education, economic stability, neighborhood and built environment).
Provide an analysis of your assessment findings and describe key supports and barriers to health that were identified within the region.
Identify one priority population health risk or disparity that was identified through the assessment. Include evidence from the population assessment to validate the noted concern. Recommend one population-focused solution to address this concern.
Provide a conclusion to the paper.
Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
Sources older than 5 years may not be used without the permission of the class instructor.
Title page, running head, pagination, subheadings, body of paper, citation of sources, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure are followed and consistent with formal, scholarly writing as noted in the APA Manual (6th edition).
No more than one short direct quote (15 words or less) may be used in this assignment.
First person should not be used within this assignment.
Please note: If you do not receive a proficient rating in any major content category, you can re-submit your assignment with revisions in those content categories to receive a better grade. You have one additional opportunity to revise after the initial submission in order to make improvements. The initial submission must be a complete paper; rough drafts will not be graded. All revisions must be submitted no later than Sunday of Module 7 at 11:59 p.m. MT (You cannot revise your graduate-level writing style for a higher grade in that category.).