The purpose of this paper is to provide an opportunity to utilize
community assessment strategies, uncover a community health problem, and
identify the components of one community health nursing problem related to the
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2 tutorial. Course Project Milestone 2 tutorial.docx .This tutorial is also available on Course
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This paper is expected to be no
more than four pages in length (not including the title page and reference
list). Below are the requirements for successful completion of this paper. Please use the following categories as the
first level headings on your paper. See the documents in the APA category
in Course Resources for assistance with APA formatting.
[Introduction:] This beginning of your paper
should catch the reader’s attention with interesting facts about your community
and should include the purpose statement
of the paper. This should be one
paragraph. APA states that you should not
title this as introduction; however, you are still expected to write a separate
introduction. The title of the paper should be repeated at the top of page two
· Community Overview: Identify the community that you
are assessing by name and state and provide a general description of the
community. What is the general character of the community? Statistics should
not be included here. Your community should be the area you live or work in and
should include a residential area. It should be a large enough area to answer
the questions in the text. This should be one
· Demographic Data: Compile a range of demographic
(population description) data for your community by examining U.S. Census
Bureau reports. Using this data, describe your community. Compare your
community data to state or national data. A summary of this data should be no more than two paragraphs.
· Epidemiological Data: Compile and summarize a range of
epidemiological (illness, morbidity, and mortality) data for your community by
examining data from sources such as city or county health department reports,
County Health Rankings (countyhealthrankings.org), or the Centers for Disease
Control to describe priority health problems in your area. See the Webliography
for applicable sites to search. Compare your community to state or national
data. This comparison will help to identify a priority community health problem
specific to your community. A summary of this data should be no more than two paragraphs.
· Windshield Survey: Provide a summary of your observations from your first milestone. Make sure
to discuss observations related to your identified problem. This should be one to two paragraphs.
· Problem Diagnosis:
Using the assessment data, identify one community health nursing problem that you consider to be a
Relate your choice to one of the Healthy People 2020 specific
numbered objectives (not just a goal). Healthy
People objectives are located within a topic area under the Objectives tab.
Your rationale should also include why this is a problem in
your community and factors that contribute to the problem. Avoid discussion of
interventions in this milestone.
Include a discussion
of your problem with information from at least two scholarly sources (such as
professional journal articles).(Review the
documents in the APA category in Doc Sharing for help in determining sources
that are considered scholarly—hint, .com websites are not considered scholarly
sources). This should beno more than three paragraphs.
· Summary: Summarize your community assessment and
diagnosis findings and include a brief statement about the problem and the major
factors that contribute to this problem. This information should be no more than two paragraphs.
· Reference Page:
All references should be cited within the paper and should be included on the
· Application: Use Microsoft Word 2010 (or later) to
create this assignment.
· Use the
categories above as APA headings for the sections of your paper.
· Length: This paper is expected to be no more than four pages in length (not
including the title page and reference list).
· Scholarly Writing: APA format is required. Review APA documents
in the APA category in Course Resources and use the free resources of SmartThinking
for writing tutors.
Best Practices in Preparing the Paper
The following are best practices in preparing this project.
· Complete the
demographic, epidemiologic, and windshield survey prior to choosing a problem
to focus on.
· Choose one nursing
problem specific to your community.
· Make sure all
elements of the paper are addressed and headings for each category are
· Review directions
· Cite all sources
within the paper as well as on the reference page.
· Proofread prior to