The purpose direct care project

The purpose direct care project is for learners to apply the nursing process to a community health problem determined by their observations and data collected of vulnerable populations in their community. This is Part 2 of 4 in the Direct Care Project.

Direct Care Project Overview

  1. There are four parts to the Direct Care Project.
  2. There will be graded Project Check-ins that correlate to each part.
  3. The topic selected in Part 1 will be the same one used in Parts 2 through 4.
  4. Review the table below for overview and due dates with each topic.
  5. Carefully review the instructions, templates, tutorials, and rubrics for each part.
  6. Contact your instructor with questions.

OverviewPointsDue DateProjectsAir QualitySubstance UsePart 1: Assessment: Completed in Week 2Part 2: Planning: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 4Required, graded check-in on progress of assessing your communityPart 2: Planning the Presentation150Sunday end of Week 4Create a PowerPoint presentation on the use of the Air Quality Flag Program.Create a presentation on the use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)Part 3: Implementing the PresentationRequiredSchedule presentation Saturday of Week 5 through Saturday Week 6Present to a local organization that serves the identified vulnerable population and could implement the Air Quality Flag Program; Includes participant(s) completing a Pre- and Post-surveyPresent to a group of healthcare professionals that serves the identified vulnerable population and could implement SBIRT; Includes participants completing a Pre- and Post-surveyPart 3: Implementation: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 5Required, graded check-in on progress of implementing your presentationPart 4: Evaluation: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 6Required, graded check-in on progress of evaluation of your presentation and projectPart 4: Evaluating the Project140Sunday end of Week 6Evaluate learning and reflect on project. Evaluate learning and reflect on project.

Course Outcomes

This direct care project enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO2 Assess the health of populations, aggregates, and communities (The purpose direct care project)
  • CO3 Apply the nursing process to vulnerable populations with professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice (PO4 & 8)
  • CO5 Utilize a collaborative approach to address factors that influence population health (PO2)
  • CO6 Examine collaborative trends in community health nursing (PO2)

Part 2 enables the student to meet the following course outcome:

  • CO3 Apply the nursing process to vulnerable populations with professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice (PO4 & 8)

Due Date for Part 2

Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 4

Points Possible for Part 2

150 Points

Late Assignment Policy

If the assignment is not submitted by due date, a late deduction will be applied. See rubric below.

Directions for Part 2

  1. For this part of the direct care project, you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation based on the topic and problem identified in Part 1.  If you have chosen substance use, you will present to at least 3 practicing RN’s. You can present all at one time or individually. If you chose air quality, you will present to at least one organization leader.
  2. Each topic has separate directions. Download the Planning Your Presentation Directions for your corresponding topic. For example, if you have selected Air Quality as your topic, download the Air Quality Flag

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