Epidemiology

 

APA style

Epidemiologic surveillance is used in public and global health. Locate a recent article about an outbreak of an infectious or communicable disease. Write a 3- to 4-page paper including the following:

  • Summary of the article
  • The relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors
  • Role of the BSN nurse in addressing the outbreak
  • Possible health promotion/health protection strategies that could be implemented to mitigate the outbreak

 

 

 

 

 

NURS 4015: Week 3 Application Rubric: Epidemiology in Public and Global Health

Due by Day 7 of Week 3.

 

 

 

For this Application, write a 3- to 4-page paper about an outbreak of an infectious or communicable disease using information from a recent article. Include a summary of the article, the relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors, the role of the BSN nurse in addressing the outbreak, and possible health promotion/health protection strategies that could be implemented to mitigate the outbreak.  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…¨

  • Article summary—80 points

    Provide a summary of your article including all pertinent information about the outbreak including the relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors. Include a description of the function, or importance, of epidemiology in public and global health. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.

 

 

 

  • Impact on nursing practice—90 points

    Summarize the role of the BSN nurse in addressing the outbreak, and possible health promotion/health protection strategies that could be implemented to mitigate the outbreak. Provide an example of a health promotion / health protection strategy that has been used successfully in another country or area to address a similar outbreak. 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.

 

Format/Style

 

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 = 250 points

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