NR222 Health Promotion Project - Health and Wellness



Purpose

 

This
project will provide you the opportunity to apply concepts you have learned
about health promotion concepts and strategies. You will research a topic
related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020
topic areas. You will develop an educational health promotion project geared
toward a specific population, for example, asthma prevention in elementary
school children. The project will be presented in a 2-3 page APA format paper,
which is an opportunity for you to enhance your written communication skills.

 

Requirements

 

1.        
Identify
a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the
life span (choose one of the focus areas from Healthy People 2020). Submit your
topic to the instructor for approval. All
topics must be approved
. See the course calendar for due date.

 

2.        
Writing the
Paper:
You
will individually research the topic and apply the information in writing a 2-3
page APA format paper.

 

a.      
Select
a minimum of three (3) scholarly nursing or research article (published within the last 5 years)
related to your topic, which includes health promotion and wellness content. You may need to evaluate several articles
before you find ones that are appropriate.
For more information on how to
choose a scholarly article, see “Library Resources” and “What Is a Scholarly
Article” in doc sharing of the e-College shell.

 

b.     
Write
a 2-3 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) using the following
guidelines:

 

§ 
Write
brief introduction of the topic and why it is important to health
promotion. 

 

§  Include a
description of the topic and the targeted population (include statistics).

 

§  Explain how the
project relates to the Healthy People 2020 topic area you have chosen.

 

§ 
Summarize
the articles; include key points or findings from the articles. 

 

§ 
Discuss
how you used the information from the articles for your Health Promotion
Project. Provide specific examples.

 

§  Describe the
approach (es) you developed to educate the target population about the topic.
Include specific ways to promote lifestyle changes within the specified
population. The approach should be
appropriate for target population
.

 

§ 
Write
your conclusion and summary.

 

c.      
Your
paper must follow APA format:
include a title page and a reference page; use 12-point Times Roman font and
include in-text citations (use
citations whenever paraphrasing, using statistics, or quoting from the
article). Please refer to your APA manual as a guide for in-text citations and
sample reference pages
.


 

d.     
Use
TurnItIn in time to make any edits that might be necessary based on the
Similarity Index prior to submitting your paper to your instructor.  Consult with your instructor about the
acceptable Similarity Index for this paper.

 



3.        
General
expectations


 

·        
All
articles must be from nursing or scholarly journals and should include health
promotion and wellness content. Articles must be published within the last five
(5) years. If you are unsure whether the article is appropriate, ASK. You could lose significant points
if the article is not from a scholarly source and/or appropriate to the topic.




·        
Please
ask questions if you need clarification; it is the student’s responsibility to
clarify any questions.

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