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NRS 427 Complete Course Material

NRS427 Week 1 Dq 1 & Dq 2

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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?

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Consider the different communities to which you belong: 1. 1. What is the geopolitical community in you live? Why is it geopolitical? 2. 2. What is a phenomenological community to which you belong? Why is it a phenomenological community? 3. 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?


GC NRS427 Week 2 Dq 1 & Dq 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

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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? 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

GC NRS427 Week 3 Dq 1 & Dq 2

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What is the difference between a group “at risk” for poor health and a group considered a “vulnerable” population? Provide an example of a group at risk and a group considered a vulnerable population. 1. 1. Explain why members of these groups cannot advocate for themselves or why advocating for these groups would be beneficial. 2. 2. What would you advocate for?

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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.

GC NRS427 Week 4 Dq 1 & Dq 2

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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.

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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 online resources: Key Features of the Affordable Care Act: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html Health Care Transformation: the Affordable Care Act and More: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/PolicyAdvocacy/HealthSystemReform/AffordableCareAct.pdf 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?

GC NRS427 Week 5 Dq 1 & Dq 2

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

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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?

GC NRS427 week 2 Benchmark Assignment Epidemiology Paper

Details: This is a benchmark assignment. In a written paper of 1,200-1,500 words, apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Communicable Disease Selection Choose one communicable disease from the following list: 1. 1. Chickenpox 2. 2. Tuberculosis 3. 3. Influenza 4. 4. Mononucleosis 5. 5. Hepatitis B 6. 6. HIV Epidemiology Paper Requirements


Include the following in your assignment: 1. 1. Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). 2. 2. Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease. 3. 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). 4. 4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up). 5. 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. A minimum of three references is required. Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain” and “Chain of Infection” for assistance completing this assignment. Prepare this assignment according to the APA 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.

GC NRS427 week 4 CLC – Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation 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. 1. Perform a direct assessment of a community of interest using the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide.” 2. 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. 1. Description of community and community boundaries: the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, ethnic, and phenomenological features of the community as well as types of social interactions, common goals and interests, barriers, and challenges. 2. 2. Summary of community assessment. 3. 3. Summary of interview with community health/public health provider.


4. 4. 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. 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. When submitting this assignment, include the interview questions, the interview findings, completed “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form,� and the community assessment PPT presentation.

GC NRS427 week 5 Community Teaching Plan: Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal Details: 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. Note: This is an individual assignment. Applying what you have learned thus far, develop a community teaching proposal designed to address the needs of yourcommunity. Select one of the following as the focus for the teaching plan: 1. 1. Primary Prevention/Health Promotion 2. 2. Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population 3. 3. Bioterrorism/Disaster 4. 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. 1. After completing the teaching proposal, review the teaching plan with a community health and public health provider in your local community. 2. 2. Request feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) from the provider. 3. 3. Complete the “Community Teaching Experience” form. In addition to submitting this assignment in the LoudCloud dropbox, email a copy of your submission to RNBSNclientcare@gcu.edu. 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.

GC NRS427 week 5 Community Teaching Plan: Community Presentation Details: 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. 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. 1. PowerPoint presentation – no more than 30 minutes 2. 2. Pamphlet presentation – 1 to 2 pages 3. 3. Poster presentation


Appropriate community settings include: 

Public health clinic

Community health center

Long-term care facility

Transitional care facility

Home health center

University/School health center

Church community

Adult/Child care center

In addition to submitting this assignment in the LoudCloud dropbox, email a copy of your submission to RNBSNclientcare@gcu.edu. 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. 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. You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

GC NRS427 week 5 Community Teaching Plan: Teaching Experience Paper Details: 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.


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. 1. Summary of teaching plan 2. 2. Epidemiological rationale for topic 3. 3. Evaluation of teaching experience 4. 4. Community response to teaching 5. 5. Areas of strengths and areas of improvement In addition to submitting this assignment in the LoudCloud dropbox, email a copy of your submission to RNBSNclientcare@gcu.edu. Prepare this assignment according to the APA 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.


Nrs 427 complete course material