. All papers submitted must follow APA Publication Manual, 6th. edition (2010).
*Refer to the course Schedule http://cnhs.lms.athabascau.ca/mod/url/view.php?id=151069 for a systematic approach to completing study guide units and assignments.
The assignments and weighting of the composite grade are as follows:
Assignment 1: Concept Map: Community Health Promotion – Application to Your Practice
Assignment 2: Application of Epidemiology in Community Health Nursing
Assignment 3: Community Assessment and Diagnoses
Assignment 4: Development of a Community Health Promotion Program
Optional Project: Finding A Study Buddy (5%)
Due Date: Negotiable, however, it is recommended that if you wish to find a Study Buddy you do so early in your course contract.
The purpose of this optional project is to provide you with an opportunity to work online with another individual or individuals currently in the course, to share knowledge, resources, and skills, motivate each other, discuss learning activities and assignments and assist each other in meeting individual learning goals and outcomes. To receive this additional 5% you will be required to create a forum post seeking a study buddy and write a brief summary of your experience in finding and working with a study buddy at the completion of the course.
Optional Project Guidelines
The study buddy approach has been found to improve learning through social interaction, motivate study and promote a deeper approach to critical inquiry and reasoning in relation to concepts. (Madland & Richards, 2016)
If you decide to participate in this optional project you may find it helpful to include information such as an honest evaluation as to your knowledge of community health promotion, preferred language, preferred time i.e., morning, afternoon, evening, night including time zone to study and discuss, and your learning goals for completing the course in your study buddy request forum post.
Yes, you can have more than one study buddy, however if you are creating a study buddy group be careful not to let the group become too large, recommended is not more than 5 people in order to be able to set study schedules and times when you will communicate. Remember a study buddy relationship is a professional partnership, entered to share workload, meet deadlines, and engage in constructive discussion to enhance learning.
If a study buddy within the classroom is not feasible, you may choose a person outside of the classroom to collaborate with in development of knowledge, resources and skills specific to individual learning goals and outcomes.
You will receive an additional 5% toward your overall Assignment 1 grade, if you complete the following:
post your request for a Study Buddy to the Finding a NURS434 Study Buddy forum (If you are not able to connect with a Study Buddy within the course you may reach outside the course to find a Study Buddy, if your Study Buddy is not a classmate please work to maintain course confidentiality in your discussions with your Study Buddy) and;
submit a copy of the request with a brief 1 to 2 page summary that discusses, I found working with a study buddy to be helpful why or why not and if I could do this again I would make the following changes why or why not?
NOTE: Submit to the Assignment 1: Dropbox at the same time you submit all the final requirements of the Assignment 1 Concept Map: Community Health Promotion – Application to Your Practice
If you are interested in reading further the full reference is:
Madland, C., & Richards, G. (2016). Enhancing student-student online interaction: Exploring the study buddy peer review activity. International review of research in open and distributed learning 17(3), 157-175. Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1102718
Assignment 1: Concept Map: Community Health Promotion – Application To Your Practice | Value 30%
Due Date: Negotiable, however, it is recommended that you complete Section I: Units 1-4 and Section II: Unit 5 prior to your first submission and both Sections I and II: Units 1-7 including all other assignments prior to your final submission.
The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate having met the course learning outcomes through the creation of your personal concept map of community health promotion, while examining and articulating how you apply a variety of those concepts in your current nursing practice setting. This will be a progressive assignment that you begin to work on during week one of the course. You may find it helpful to email your instructor early on to share the community as client focus you have chosen with a brief description of why. You will submit your work twice: once following completion of Section 1 and then again as your final assignment, to demonstrate evidence of your overall learning.