NURS 434 Southwest Minnesota

i Discussion 2 (20 points)
a. Assignment not a collaborative team assignment. To be completed individually by
each student.
b. Following review of the Readings/Resources provided for you, and viewing of the
NURS 434 Discussions Review Video in Module 3, post a response to one of
the questions listed below. Be sure to follow the discussion rubric guidelines found
in the NURS 434 syllabus, Appendix A. Please note the due dates for postings in the
NURS 434 schedule provided. It is important to know that as your instructor, I am
sensitive to your busy schedules with family, work, and school. There are due dates
for postings, created to allow productive discussions between yourself and your peers.
If you ever feel that meeting a due date creates a significant challenge for you, please
let me know and we will discuss an alternative plan for you. If I do not hear from you,
the grading criteria for late submissions will be followed.
c. After the student completes their initial posting, and has responded to at least two
other students, the student will self-grade their discussion using the discussion quiz,
located within NURS 434 Module 5 content area. The student’s self grade will be
reviewed by the course instructor for accuracy, and adjusted as needed.
You may choose to respond to one of the questions below:
Question 1: Recruitment and retention of rural healthcare providers is key for the rural
population to access quality healthcare. What are three recruitment strategies, supported
in the literature, that would be effective for rural healthcare providers? What are three
retention strategies, supported in the literature, that would be effective for rural healthcare
providers? In your opinion, what do you believe would be the most effective recruitment
or retention strategy and why?
Question 2: Recruitment and retention strategies need to be created uniquely to meet
rural healthcare provider needs. What incentive policies are available to recruit and retain
nurses in rural healthcare settings? Have these incentive policies been effective? If you
could create an incentive policy on your dream list to help recruit and retain nurses in
rural healthcare settings– what would it be and why?

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NURS 434 Southwest Minnesota

Each student, or team of students, will create at least a one to two page paper describing
the implications of nursing theories in the rural population. If you have prepared for the
rural interview, you have had the opportunity to use review the readings and resources
that will be useful for this paper. The paper will be professionally written and in APA
format. Also, additional resources include the use of Tutor.com for writing support and
the availability of a draft review for this paper. These resources are totally optional but
encouraged. The draft review is provided to provide feedback regarding the content of
your paper. Writing mechanic, style, and APA formatting feedback may be sought using
Tutor.com.
Appendix E – Implications of Rural Nursing Theory in the Rural Population Grading
Rubric
CRITERIA Possible
Points
Points
Earned
CONTENT
Expands on the description of the landscape of life in rural settings
and rural populations by describing:
1) Characteristics of rural dwellers
2) Distinctive nature of rural nursing practice
3) Implications of Rural Nursing Theory in the
rural population
6
7
7
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: Implications of Rural Nursing Theory
in the Rural Population.
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 1-2 pages in length. 3
TOTAL POINTS 45
*If collaborating in a team, all team members must submit this assignment in their
assignment dropbox.
3) 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

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NURS 434 Southwest Minnesota

ii. Discussion 1 (20 points)
a. Assignment not a collaborative team assignment. To be completed individually by
each student.
b. Following review of the Readings/Resources provided for you, including viewing of
the NURS 434 Discussions Review Video in Module 3, post a response to one of
the questions listed below. Be sure to follow the discussion rubric guidelines found
in the NURS 434 syllabus, Appendix A. Please note the due dates for postings in the
NURS 434 schedule provided. It is important to know that as your instructor, I am
sensitive to your busy schedules with family, work, and school. There are due dates
for postings, created to allow productive discussions between yourself and your peers.
If you ever feel that meeting a due date creates a significant challenge for you, please
let me know and we will discuss an alternative plan for you. If I do not hear from
you, the grading criteria for late submissions will be followed.
c. After the student completes their initial posting, and has responded to at least two
other students, the student will self-grade their discussion using the discussion quiz,
located within NURS 434 Module 3 content area. The student’s self grade will be
reviewed by the course instructor for accuracy, and adjusted as needed.
You may choose to respond to one of the questions below:
Question 1: Access to healthcare for the rural population differs from the urban
population. What are three challenges the rural population faces that creates more
difficulty accessing healthcare? How do these challenges accessing healthcare lead to
health status disparities? In your opinion, how could we decrease these healthcare
disparities?
Question 2: The number of healthcare professions is different in rural vs. urban settings.
What are three of those differences for rural vs. urban healthcare settings? What
healthcare professions are noted to be scarce in rural healthcare settings? In your opinion,
how could we best reduce the scarcity of these healthcare professionals? Please follow Appendix A for the rubric . Thankyou

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