Primary Prevention Paper Guidelines – Grading Criteria
This paper is designed to help you think about how you, as a nurse, can prevent a disease and
promote health within a specific patient population. You will design strategies for health
promotion/primary prevention that will reach a group of people or a community (e.g. WPU
students; pregnant women in a certain borough, etc.).
Each student selects a health problem from any of the seminar presentations posted for the semester and submits to instructor via email by end of module 3 for approval. Once approved, student will develop a written paper.
I. Significance of health problem to health status 30%
1. Implications of age, gender, ethnicity if appropriate
2. Incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, cost implications
3. Identify a population of focus be specific
II. Evidence based strategies for health promotion/primary prevention 35%
1. Health teaching principles (readiness to learn, subject relevance, reading level,
learner engagement, etc.)
2. Health teaching approaches (content outline, time frame, setting, format)
III. Variables impacting health promotion/primary prevention goal attainment 25%
relevant to health problem (cultural, legal, psycho-socio-economic, family variables)
IV. Organization, grammar, spelling, APA style of writing, 10%
(Must have a minimum of three references (at least 2 current journal references.)
My Population are Adult African-Americans in the City of Teaneck, New Jersey.