Community Characteristics

NUR 350 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric

This milestone focuses on the community characteristics portion of the community assessment. The community assessment is the final written assignment for

this course. In any scholarly endeavor, clinical investigation, professional practice, or exploration of a scholarly topic, it is vital that you use scholarly evidence

to support your analyses. Careful thought and planning are required when creating a health strategy that arises from a community assessment. You must use

reliable sources and correct APA formatting. You must incorporate all instructor feedback into the final project.

For this milestone, provide a summary of the community characteristics portion of your community assessment, which will be submitted later in the course.

By completing this milestone, you will be able to more clearly develop and articulate relevant information needed to complete the final project.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be included:

Discuss the general community characteristics, such as historical development and geographic boundaries Describe demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the community Identify and describe key groups that exist within the community, with an emphasis on vulnerable groups Identify specific health concerns for identified groups within the community

Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One must be 3–4 pages in length (not including cover or reference pages). Use APA formatting for the reference list and in-text citations.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value Characteristics Meets “Proficient” criteria

and offers great insights

about how the historical

development may impact the

role of the nurse

Comprehensively discusses

characteristics of the

community, including

historical development and

geographic boundaries

Discusses community

characteristics but with gaps

in detail

Does not discuss community

characteristics

20

Describing Demographic

Characteristics

Meets “Proficient” criteria and bases description on

multiple sources of evidence

Describes the community in

terms of demographics,

focusing on the

socioeconomic climate and

utilizing census data

Describes the community in

terms of demographics but

with issues in clarity and

detail

Does not clearly describe

demographics or

socioeconomic climate

30

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value Community

Groups Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides keen insight on

the vulnerability of specific

groups

Comprehensively describes

key groups that exist within

this community, with a

particular emphasis on

vulnerability of these groups

Describes groups that exist

within community but with

issues in clarity and accuracy;

inconsistent with

demographic data presented

Does not present a clear

description of groups that exist

within community

30

Health Concerns Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports health

concerns with evidence from

data sources

Identifies specific health

concerns for key groups

identified

Identifies specific health

concerns but with issues in

clarity and accuracy. Health

concerns are inconsistent

with characteristics

presented

Does not identify specific

health concerns for key groups

within the community

10

Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors

related to citations,

grammar, spelling, and

syntax and is presented in a

professional and easy-to-

read format

Submission has no major

errors related to citations,

grammar, spelling, or syntax

Submission has major errors

related to citations,

grammar, spelling, or syntax

that negatively impact

readability and articulation

of main ideas

Submission has critical errors

related to citations, grammar,

spelling, or syntax that prevent

understanding of ideas

10

Total 100%

 
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