NURS 434 SMSU Rural Populatio

Rural Populations (demographics) and Rural Health Disparities
Each student, or team of students, will create a paper that is at least one to two pages in
length, describing the landscape of life in rural settings and rural populations while
describing the health status, and health disparities, of the rural population. If you have
done the Rural Population (demographics) and Rural Health Disparities worksheet, you
have had the opportunity to use review the readings and resources that will be useful for
this assignment. The paper will be professionally written and in APA format. Also,
additional resources include the use of Tutor.com or the Writing Center for writing
support as well as the availability of an optional draft review for this paper. These
resources are totally optional but encouraged. The optional draft review is available to
provide feedback regarding the content of your paper. Writing mechanics, style, and APA
formatting feedback may be sought using Tutor.com or the Writing Center.
Appendix B – Rural Populations (demographics) and Rural Health Disparities Grading
Rubric
CRITERIA Possible
Points
Points
Earned
CONTENT
Describes the landscape of life in rural settings and rural populations.
Description includes
1) rural settings (what are they like)
2) demographics of rural population
3) health status of rural dwellers
4) comparison of health disparities between
rural/urban populations
5
5
5
5
ORGANIZATION FOR EFFECTIVINESS
APA Format and editorial style – use of APA formatting, avoiding
plagiarism by adhering to the rules for paraphrasing, summarizing,
and the use of quotations, as well as the conventions for
incorporating information from Internet-based resources.
Any materials drawn from resources are properly cited and
documented in APA format.
Reference list is provided in APA format.
Demonstrates how to appropriately organize work per APA
formatting with the use of headings – start this assignment with an
APA Level 1 heading titled: Rural Populations and Rural Health
Disparities.
No title page required.
6
Organization is clear and coherent; order and structure are present;
clear sequencing and paragraphing.
5
Contains rare punctuation, spelling, and/or capitalization errors. 4
Writing is clear and focused. Reader can easily understand the main
idea. The main idea is incorporated into the text in a manner
appropriate for the practice of nursing.
5
Integrated two professional resources into the paper. 2
Paper is a minimum length of 1-2 pages (not including reference
list).
3
TOTAL POINTS 45
*If collaborating in a team, all team members must submit this assignment in their
assignment dropbox.
v. Checklist: A checklist has been created for you own personal use in each module in
NURS 434. If you choose to use the checklist tool, it may provide you with a system
to double check if you have everything done for each module. Please follow the rubric attached. Thank you.

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