NR518 Population Health & Epidemiology in Nursing Practice
Module 4 Assignment
Part II: Vulnerable Population Concept Map and Summary
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze a vulnerable population within a selected community to identify health risks and disparities. Variables influencing the risk and disparity experienced by members of the vulnerable group will be identified, and correlation with national directives to address population health issues will be determined. A concept map will be created to portray the relationships between these elements. Implications for advanced nursing practice and opportunities to advocate for the health of the vulnerable population will be presented.
A printed version of these assignment guidelines as well as a video overview are available below.
Please note, there are two parts to this assignment, a concept map and written paper. Part II will be submitted below.
NR518 Module 4 Vulnerable Populations Assignment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)
Through this assignment, the student will address the following course learning outcomes:
CO 3: Use epidemiological principles to determine population health risk and disparity (PO 5)
CO 4: Articulate advanced nursing practice roles and competencies to support population health (PO 3, 4)
Suggested Due Date
This assignment has a suggested due date of Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 4.
The final due date is Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 7.
Total Points Possible: 150 Points
Identify one vulnerable population within a selected community. Explore current literature and related data to better understand the variables that place this population at risk for health concerns and health disparities. Analyze national health directives (such as Healthy People or another national initiative) to determine correlation with needs/risks/disparities of the vulnerable population.
Part 2: Summary Paper
In a 1–3 page paper, 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.
Include a succinct description of the vulnerable population identified, a minimum of three variables that place the population at risk, and the identified health risk(s) or disparity that the population is at risk of experiencing. Explain how the concept map portrays the relationships between each element:
Variables that place the vulnerable population at risk (minimum of three)
Health risks and disparities for which the population is at risk (minimum of one)
Identify one national population health goal or objective that relates to the identified risk or disparity (such as Healthy People or another national initiative). Propose one strategy for advanced nursing practice to collaborate at the local, state, or national level to advocate for the health of the vulnerable population and advance the Healthy People goal or objective that is identified.
Provide a conclusion to the paper.
Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
Part 2: Summary Paper—using Microsoft Word, create the written paper for this assignment.
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, 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. (You cannot revise your graduate-level writing style for a higher grade in that category.).