NRS427 full course - 2017 December

Asked by sharpie
Dated: 8th Mar'18 06:36 PM
Bounty offered: $140.00

NRS427 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

What is your idea of a healthy community? Provide specific examples. What do healthy communities have in common? How would you provide care for a community if your idea of a healthy community does not match your community's definition of a healthy community?

dq 2

Consider the different communities to which you belong:

1. What is the geopolitical community in you live? Why is it geopolitical?

2. What is a phenomenological community to which you belong? Why is it a phenomenological community?

3. What would some challenges and benefits be for community health nurses in providing care for different communities? For similar communities? For the same community? What are some possible solutions to the challenges?

4. What, if any, global health issues are present in your community? Are there any ethnic subcommunities within your community? What considerations need to be addressed?

NRS427 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

What are social determinants of health? How do social determinants of health contribute to the development of illness? What is a communicable disease chain? Are there steps that a nurse can take to break a link within the communicable disease chain? Give a specific example.

Readings within your text covering international/global health and the following websites will assist you in answering these questions:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health website: http://www.cdc.gov/cogh/index.htm

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Global Health website: http://www.globalhealth.gov/index.html

Families USA - Why Global Health Matters—Here and Abroad website: http://www.familiesusa.org/

World Health Organization (WHO) website: http://www.who.int

dq 2

Select a global health issue impacting the international health community. Briefly describe the global health issue and its impact on the larger health care system (i.e., continents, regions, countries, states, and health departments). How can health care delivery systems work collaboratively to address global health concerns?Who are some of the stakeholders that may work on these issues?

Readings within your text covering international/global health and the following websites will assist you in answering these questions:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health website: http://www.cdc.gov/cogh/index.htm

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Global Health website: http://www.globalhealth.gov/index.html

Families USA - Why Global Health Matters—Here and Abroad website: http://www.familiesusa.org/

World Health Organization (WHO) website: http://www.who.int

NRS427 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

What is the difference between a group "at risk" for poor health and a group considered a "vulnerable" population? Provide an example of an "at risk" or "vulnerable population" group in the United States and one in another country (or immigrants within the United States).

1. Explain why members of these groups cannot advocate for themselves or why advocating for these groups would be beneficial.

2. What would you advocate for?

3. Identify ethical issues that need to be addressed when working with these individuals.

4. Provide information about the selected "at risk" group. How many individuals fall into this group and what are some issues they face.


dq 2

How can community health nurses apply the strategies of cultural competence to their practice? Provide at least one example from each of the following four strategies: cultural preservation, cultural accommodation, cultural repatterning, and cultural brokering. What is a possible barrier to applying the strategy/example chosen? Use an example that is different than the postings of other students. This example should include an evidence-based article that addresses a cultural issue. Response should include an APA reference.

NRS427 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

What is your evaluation of the effectiveness of the U.S. health care system in the context of delivery, finance, management, and/or sustainability? What are the issues that prompted a need for health care reform? Support your answer with a credible data reference. Do not use a reference already used by another student.

dq 2

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Many of the provisions of the law directly affect health care providers. Review the following topic materials:

1. Key Features of the Affordable Care Act

2. Health Care Transformation: the Affordable Care Act and More

What are the most important elements of the Affordable Care Act in relation to community and public health? What is the role of the nurse in implementing this law?

NRS427 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Throughout this course, you have viewed the "Diary of Medical Mission Trip" videos dealing with the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Reflect on this natural disaster by answering the following questions:

1. Propose one example of a nursing intervention related to the disaster from each of the following levels: primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention. Provide innovative examples that have not been discussed by a previous student.

2. Under which phase of the disaster do the three proposed interventions fall? Explain why you chose that phase.

3. With what people or agencies would you work in facilitating the proposed interventions and why?

Link to the "Diary of Medical Mission Trip" videos:

http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/nrs427v_nrs427v.php

dq 2

What spiritual issues surrounding a disaster can arise for individuals, communities, and health care providers? Explain your answer in the context of a natural or manmade disaster. How can a community health nurse assist in the spiritual care of the individual, community, self, and colleagues?

NRS427 Week 2 Assignment

Details:

Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to "Communicable Disease Chain," "Chain of Infection," and the CDC website for assistance completing this assignment.

Communicable Disease Selection

Choose one communicable disease from the following list:

1. Chickenpox

2. Tuberculosis

3. Influenza

4. Mononucleosis

5. Hepatitis B

6. HIV

7. Ebola

8. Measles

9. Polio

10. Influenza

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

Address the following:

1. Describe the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.

2. Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.

3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. (The textbook describes each element of the epidemiologic triangle). Are there any special considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or general population?

4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up).

5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s) contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.

6. Discuss a global implication of the disease. How is this addressed in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide an example.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

NRS427 Week 4 Policy Brief Assignment


Details:

Select a public health issue and write a 750-1,000 word policy brief that provides a brief summary of the issue, options to solve the issue, and the best way to solve this issue. Select a public health issue from one of the following American Public Health Association websites: Climate Change (https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/climate-change) or Topics and Issues (https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues).

Follow this outline when writing the policy brief:

1. Identify issue.

2. Background information - (a) Population effected; (b) Local, state or national level; and (c) Evidence about the issues supported by resources

3. Problem statement.

4. Suggestions for addressing the issue (solutions) - (a) Including necessary stakeholders (government officials, administrator); and (b) Include budget or funding considerations, if applicable

5. Impact on the Health Care Delivery System

Include three peer-reviewed sources and two other sources to support the policy brief.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


NRS427 Week 4 CLC Assignment

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community assignment.

The instructor will assign you to a CLC group.

The RN to BSN program at Grand Canyon University meets the requirements for clinical competencies as defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), using nontraditional experiences for practicing nurses. These experiences come in the form of direct and indirect care experiences in which licensed nursing students engage in learning within the context of their hospital organization, specific care discipline, and local communities.

This assignment consists of both an interview and a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation.

Assessment/Interview

Select a community of interest. It is important that the community selected be one in which a CLC group member currently resides. Students residing in the chosen community should be assigned to perform the physical assessment of the community.

1. Perform a direct assessment of a community of interest using the "Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide."

2. Interview a community health and public health provider regarding that person's role and experiences within the community.

Interview Guidelines

Interviews can take place in-person, by phone, or by Skype. Complete the "Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form" and submit with the group presentation.

Develop one set of interview questions to gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the health issues faced by the chosen community.

Compile key findings from the interview, including the interview questions used, and submit with the group presentation.

PowerPoint Presentation

Within your group, create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides (slide count does not include title and reference slide) describing the chosen community interest.

Include the following in your presentation:

1. Description of community and community boundaries: the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, educational level, ethnic, and phenomenological features of the community as well as types of social interactions, common goals and interests, barriers, and challenges, including any identified social determinates of health.

2. Summary of community assessment: (a) funding sources and (b) partnerships.

3. Summary of interview with community health/public health provider.

4. Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion. The issue identified can be used for the Community Teaching Plan: Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal assignment.

5. A conclusion summarizing your key findings and a discussion of your impressions of the general health of the community.

In addition to submitting this assignment in the LoudCloud dropbox, email a copy of your submission to RNBSNclientcare@gcu.edu.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide

Functional Health Pattern (FHP) Template Directions:

This FHP template is to be used for organizing community assessment data in preparation for completion of your collaborative learning community (CLC) assignment. Address every bulleted statement in each section with data or rationale for deferral. You may also add additional bullet points if applicable to your community.

Value/Belief Pattern

• Predominant ethnic and cultural groups along with beliefs related to health.

• Predominant spiritual beliefs in the community that may influence health.

• Availability of spiritual resources within or near the community (churches/chapels, synagogues, chaplains, Bible studies, sacraments, self-help groups, support groups, etc.).

• Do the community members value health promotion measures? What is the evidence that they do or do not (e.g., involvement in education, fundraising events, etc.)?

• What does the community value? How is this evident?

• On what do the community members spend their money? Are funds adequate?

Health Perception/Management

• Predominant health problems: Compare at least one health problem to a credible statistic (CDC, county, or state).

• Immunization rates (age appropriate).

• Appropriate death rates and causes, if applicable.

• Prevention programs (dental, fire, fitness, safety, etc.): Does the community think these are sufficient?

• Available health professionals, health resources within the community, and usage.

• Common referrals to outside agencies.

Nutrition/Metabolic

• Indicators of nutrient deficiencies.

• Obesity rates or percentages: Compare to CDC statistics.

• Affordability of food/available discounts or food programs and usage (e.g., WIC, food boxes, soup kitchens, meals-on-wheels, food stamps, senior discounts, employee discounts, etc.).

• Availability of water (e.g., number and quality of drinking fountains).

• Fast food and junk food accessibility (vending machines).

• Evidence of healthy food consumption or unhealthy food consumption (trash, long lines, observations, etc.).

• Provisions for special diets, if applicable.

• For schools (in addition to above):

o Nutritional content of food in cafeteria and vending machines: Compare to ARS 15-242/The Arizona Nutrition Standards (or other state standards based on residence)

o Amount of free or reduced lunch

Elimination (Environmental Health Concerns)

• Common air contaminants’ impact on the community.

• Noise.

• Waste disposal.

• Pest control: Is the community notified of pesticides usage?

• Hygiene practices (laundry services, hand washing, etc.).

• Bathrooms: Number of bathrooms; inspect for cleanliness, supplies, if possible.

• Universal precaution practices of health providers, teachers, members (if applicable).

• Temperature controls (e.g., within buildings, outside shade structures).

• Safety (committee, security guards, crossing guards, badges, locked campuses).

Activity/Exercise

• Community fitness programs (gym discounts, P.E., recess, sports, access to YMCA, etc.).

• Recreational facilities and usage (gym, playgrounds, bike paths, hiking trails, courts, pools, etc.).

• Safety programs (rules and regulations, safety training, incentives, athletic trainers, etc.).

• Injury statistics or most common injuries.

• Evidence of sedentary leisure activities (amount of time watching TV, videos, and computer).

• Means of transportation.

Sleep/Rest

• Sleep routines/hours of your community: Compare with sleep hour standards (from National Institutes of Health [NIH]).

• Indicators of general “restedness” and energy levels.

• Factors affecting sleep:

o Shift work prevalence of community members

o Environment (noise, lights, crowding, etc.)

o Consumption of caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and drugs

o Homework/Extracurricular activities

o Health issues

Cognitive/Perceptual

• Primary language: Is this a communication barrier?

• Educational levels: For geopolitical communities, use http://www.census.gov and compare the city in which your community belongs with the national statistics.

• Opportunities/Programs:

o Educational offerings (in-services, continuing education, GED, etc.)

o Educational mandates (yearly in-services, continuing education, English learners, etc.)

o Special education programs (e.g., learning disabled, emotionally disabled, physically disabled, and gifted)

• Library or computer/Internet resources and usage.

• Funding resources (tuition reimbursement, scholarships, etc.).

Self-Perception/Self-Concept

• Age levels.

• Programs and activities related to community building (strengthening the community).

• Community history.

• Pride indicators: Self-esteem or caring behaviors.

• Published description (pamphlets, Web sites, etc.).

Role/Relationship

• Interaction of community members (e.g., friendliness, openness, bullying, prejudices, etc.).

• Vulnerable populations:

o Why are they vulnerable?

o How does this impact health?

• Power groups (church council, student council, administration, PTA, and gangs):

o How do they hold power?

o Positive or negative influence on community?

• Harassment policies/discrimination policies.

• Relationship with broader community:

o Police

o Fire/EMS (response time)

o Other (food drives, blood drives, missions, etc.)

Sexuality/Reproductive

• Relationships and behavior among community members.

• Educational offerings/programs (e.g., growth and development, STD/AIDS education, contraception, abstinence, etc.).

• Access to birth control.

• Birth rates, abortions, and miscarriages (if applicable).

• Access to maternal child health programs and services (crisis pregnancy center, support groups, prenatal care, maternity leave, etc.).

Coping/Stress

• Delinquency/violence issues.

• Crime issues/indicators.

• Poverty issues/indicators.

• CPS or APS abuse referrals: Compare with previous years.

• Drug abuse rates, alcohol use, and abuse: Compare with previous years.

• Stressors.

• Stress management resources (e.g., hotlines, support groups, etc.).

• Prevalent mental health issues/concerns:

o How does the community deal with mental health issues

o Mental health professionals within community and usage

• Disaster planning:

o Past disasters

o Drills (what, how often)

o Planning committee (members, roles)

o Policies

o Crisis intervention plan

Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form

Student Name: __________________

Section & Faculty Name:_________________________________

Date of Interview: ________________

Provider Information

Provider Name :

Last

First

M.I.

Credentials:

Title:

(i.e. MS, RN, etc.)

Organization:

Phone Number:

E-mail Address:

Interview Acknowledgement

I _______________________acknowledge that I was interviewed by _____________________on the

(Provider Name) (Student Name)

date listed above.The organization / agency does not endorse the university or the student however, the student learning experience is considered appropriate for educational purposes.

______________________________ _________________

Provider Signature Date Signed

NOTE:

Acknowledgement form is to be returned to the student for electronic submission to the faculty member.

NRS427 Week 5 Benchmark - Community Teaching Plan Community Presentation Assignment

Details:

Note: This is an individual assignment. Based on the feedback offered by the provider, identify the best approach for teaching. Prepare a presentation to accompany the teaching plan and present the information to your community. Select one of the following options for delivery of the presentation:

1. PowerPoint presentation – no more than 30 minutes

2. Pamphlet presentation – 1 to 2 pages

3. Poster presentation

Appropriate community settings include:

1. Public health clinic

2. Community health center

3. Long-term care facility

4. Transitional care facility

5. Home health center

6. University/School health center

7. Church community

8. Adult/Child care center

Before presenting information to the community, seek approval from an agency administrator or representative.

Upon receiving approval from the agency, include the "Community Teaching Experience Form" as part of your assignment submission.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Community Teaching Experience

Students must submit this form as part of the assignment submission.

Student Name:__________________

Course Section & Faculty Name:_____________________________

Date of Presentation:_____________

Provider Information

Provider Name :

Last

First

M.I.

Credentials:

Title:

(i.e., MS, RN, etc.)

Organization:

Phone Number:

E-mail Address:

Student Presentation Information

Type of Presentation:

PowerPoint Presentation

Pamphlet Presentation

Audio Presentation

Poster Presentation

D

Provider Acknowledgement

I __________________________acknowledge that ____________________________

(Provider Name) (Student Name)

has requested approval to participate in a community teaching experience at the location listed on this form. The organization / agency does not endorse the university or the student however, the teaching plan developed by the student is considered appropriate and of benefit to the community of interest.

______________________________ _________________

Provider Signature Date Signed

NRS427 Week 5 Community Teaching Plan Teaching Experience Paper Assignment

Details:

Note: This is an individual assignment. In 1,500-2,000 words, describe the teaching experience and discuss your observations. The written portion of this assignment should include:

1. Summary of teaching plan

2. Epidemiological rationale for topic

3. Evaluation of teaching experience

4. Community response to teaching

5. Areas of strengths and areas of improvement

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

NRS427 Week 5 Benchmark - Community Teaching Plan: Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal

Community Teaching Plan: Community Teaching Work Plan Proposa

Note: This is an individual assignment. Applying what you have learned thus far, develop a community teaching proposal designed to address the needs ofyour community.

Select one of the following as the focus for the teaching plan:

1. Primary Prevention/Health Promotion

2. Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population

3. Bioterrorism/Disaster

4. Environmental Issues

Complete the "Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal." This will help you organize your plan and create an outline for the written assignment.

1. After completing the teaching proposal, review the teaching plan with a community health and public health provider in your local community.

2. Request feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) from the provider.

3. Complete the "Community Teaching Experience" form.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

NRS427 full course - 2017 December
Answered by sharpie
Expert Rating: 385 Ratings
Dated: 8th Mar'18 06:36 PM
5 words and 1 attachment(s).
Tutorial Rating: Not Rated
Sold 0 times.
(preview of the tutorial; some sections have been intentionally blurred)
…refer…