NURS 4015: Week 1 Application Rubric: Major Public Health Issues in the U.S. and Developing Nations
Due by Day 7 of Week 1.
For this Application, write a 3- to 4-page paper comparing the infant mortality rates and HIV rates for the U.S. to one developed and one developing country. Include a summary of what the United States could learn from other countries that have better rates. Include information about the workforce that is available to care for the population in each country. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria and the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional websites in addition to the literature references.
- Overview—30 points
Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to…¨
- Comparison of infant mortality rates and HIV rates—70 points Summarize your comparison of the infant mortality or HIV rates for the U.S. and one developed and one developing country. Include a summary of what the U.S. could learn from your selected comparison countries if they have better rates or what those countries could learn from the U.S. if their rates are not as good. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
- Impact on nursing practice—50 points
Summarize information about the available workforce to care for the population in your selected countries. Include the role of the nurse in each country and the impact of the available workforce on the health of the population. Provide an analysis of how this impacts the profession of nursing and nursing practice in those countries. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
- Summary—50 points End the paper with a 1-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
Proofread the paper as described in the tips for success in this course and correct any typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your paper in the Dropbox. Up to 40 points can be deducted from the grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for not using at least the minimum number of required references.
Total points for assignment = 200 points
When completed, save the assignment as APP1+last name+your first initial.doc. For example, Sally Ride’s Week 1 Application Assignment would be named “APP1RideS.doc.” Submit this assignment via the Dropbox. Use the Submit an Assignment link, choose the Week 1: Application basket, and then add your Application as an attachment.