The purpose of this assignment is to provide the learner an opportunity to design a health promotion proposal specific to your role specialization. Each student will write a scholarly paper that demonstrates graduate school level writing and critical analysis of existing nursing knowledge. The paper will be a minimum of 12 pages and maximum of 15 pages (Excluding Title/Reference Pages) and conform to APA writing style.
Choosing Your Topic:
Review the list of priority areas for health promotion and disease prevention in Healthy People 2020 (www.healthypeople.gov). Next click on the “Topics & Objectives” tab and select a topic for your health promotion proposal. Consider a topic area with a focus that you believe is critical to your future role as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Consult with your faculty member and seek approval prior to starting your paper. Following approval of your selected topic, you will select a Specific Objective from Healthy People 2020. For instance, if your topic area was “Older Adults” you may choose the following objective in the “Older Adults” section and then choose a specific objective (click on the objectives tab):
• OA–6: Increase the proportion of older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function who engage in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities.
Based on this objective you would develop a more specific evidence based intervention such as providing a workshop on exercise for your target population. Or if your topic area was “Adolescent Health”, you may want to focus and develop and intervention on the following objective in the “Adolescent Health” section”
• AH–1 Increase the proportion of adolescents who have had a wellness checkup in the past 12 months.
Gathering the Evidence:
Besides the resources available in the topic areas of Healthy People 2020, visit South’s Online Library and conduct a review of literature looking for nursing research related to health promotion and disease prevention in your selected topic area. Also visit reputable internet sources such as the CDC, NIH, AHRQ.
Clearly describes the health promotion/disease prevention problem specific to the target population.
Explains how the selected problem applies to advanced practice nursing.
Critically analyzes the current literature related to interventions that addresses the problem related to communities from nursing, the sciences, and humanities.
Selects an appropriate health promotion/disease prevention theoretical framework that applies to the problem.
Designs an intervention to address the problem in the selected population/setting using appropriate epidemiological, social, and environmental assessments.
Designs an evaluation plan to measure efficacy of the proposed intervention.
Assignment Naming Convention The student should use the following naming convention when saving document:
LastName_FirstName_Name of Assignment_date
Use This Naming Convention for this Assignment:
Health Promotion Proposal Grading Rubric
Please refer to the rubric located in the assignment submission folder for Step 3.
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