nr503 Week 5: Infectious Disease Paper


nr503 Week 5: Infectious Disease Paper


Infectious disease occurs worldwide and must be addressed just as chronic disease is approached. This assignment will offer the opportunity to explore the various communicable diseases, the epidemiological background data as well as the implications of these infections.

Course Outcomes

Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO 3:  Identify appropriate outcome measures and study designs applicable to epidemiological subfields such as infectious disease, chronic disease, environmental exposures, reproductive health, and genetics.

CO 6:  Identify important sources of epidemiological data.

Total Points Possible

This assessment is worth 125 points.

Due Date

Submit your file(s) by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 5.


Criteria for Content

Apply the concepts of population health and epidemiology to one of the following infectious diseases:  (Choose one from the following list for your paper.)

  • Zika
  • Salmonella
  • MRSA
  • Clostridioides difficile

Include the following in your assignment:

  • Course content from Weeks 1-5.
  • Analysis of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) to include demographic break down (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence).
  • Identify and synthesize the determinants of health as related to the development of this disease.
  • Identify and describe all elements of the epidemiological triad: Host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors.
  • Succinctly define the role of the primary care nurse practitioner according to a national nurse practitioner organization (AANP, for example) and synthesize the role to the management of infectious diseases(surveillance, primary/secondary/tertiary interventions, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up). This includes the integration of models of practice which support the implementation of an evidence-based practice.  Refer to your course textbook for models of practice examples.
  • A minimum of three scholarly references, research articles, is required. Web sites may be utilized but do not count towards the three scholarly references.  Your course text may be utilized but will not count towards the three scholarly references.

Preparing the paper

Submission Requirements

  1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the written assessment.
  2. Length: The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is a maximum three (3) pages.
  3. A minimum of three (3)scholarly research/literature references must be used. CDC or other web sources may be utilized but are not counted towards the three minimum references required.  Your course text may be used as an additional resource but is not included in the three minimum scholarly references.
  4. APA format 6th
  5. Include scholarly in-text references and a reference list.
  6. Length: Papers not adhering to the page length may be subject to the either (but not both) of the following at the discretion of the course faculty; 1.  Your paper may be returned to you for editing to meet the length guidelines, or, 2. Your faculty may deduct up to five (5) points from the final grade.
  7. Adhere to the Chamberlain College of Nursing academic policy on integrity as it pertains to the submission of student created original work for assignments.
  8. Avoid writing in the first person (such as “me” “I”).

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